Seeking to interpret and express the beauty of early music, Rebecca finds inspiration not only in the historical but also in the present context. At the intersection of past and present, the viol itself, as a period instrument, is an invaluable means of expression. Rebecca’s aim is to explore how the instrument interacts with modern sound and how this interaction flows beyond music to other performing arts. Several of the ensembles she has co-founded and currently works with focus on exploring improvisation in solo, duo and bigger ensembles. Some also incorporate present-day music genres (e.g. electronics, soundscape), visual art and contemporary dance.
Duo Calambur is a musical duo formed by Blanca Prieto (baroque violin) and Rebecca Lefèvre (viola da gamba). The duo has its roots in baroque music but is not confined only to this style. Duo Calambur do so called “musical calamburs” which implies making collages and deforming pieces from different styles and periods. The duo also compose their own music and do arrangements for the two instruments.
Amaranthus is a young and dynamic ensemble that innovates by allying baroque music with visual art. The two media are inspired by one another, exploring the fragile harmony of their dialogue.
Roessler-Lefèvre duo combines viola da gamba, live electronics and field recording soundscapes. Collaboration with the Hague based composer Leonie Roessler (Composition, Live Elecrtronics, Field Recordings). Together they blend the sounds of the outside world and this historical instrument. The result is minimal and new.
Eos Consort was created from the desire to go to the depths of the Renaissance polyphony. Eos Consort believes in a democratic method where all musicians in the ensemble take responsibility not only for their own voice but also for the whole.
LinGon is a chamber music ensemble created in 2008 by four musicians that met during their studies in Brussels and Cologne. They have all specialised in early music and historically informed performance and play on historical instruments.