Science Ficta: Viola da gamba Ensemble

 

An ensemble of viola da gamba virtuosi (Doug Balliett, Kivie Cahn-Lipman, Loren Ludwig, and Zoe Weiss), Science Ficta tackles the thorniest polyphonic challenges, old and new. Longtime collaborators and friends, in 2016 the four were inspired to form an ensemble dedicated to music at least as difficult to play as it is to listen to (and hopefully more so!). Science Ficta's arcane but rewarding repertory is comprised both of new commissions and a wealth of little-known sixteenth century works that have been unjustly neglected by modern performers and listeners. 

 
 

Christopher Tye (c.1505-1573) Recorded summer 2016 at Avaloch Farm, Boscawen, NH Musicians (L-R) : Kivie Cahn-Lipman, Loren Ludwig, Zoe Weiss

Molly Herron (2016) Recorded summer 2016 at Avaloch Farm, Boscawen, NH