The Ascoli Ensemble
dir. Sasha Zamler-Carhart
The Ascoli Ensemble is a six-singer vocal ensemble specialized in rare music of the Middle Ages. It gained international fame in 2009 for its reconstruction and world premiere concert of the Ascoli Piceno fragments, a newly discovered source of 14th-century polyphony after which the ensemble is named.
Since then, the Ascoli Ensemble has made a name for itself as the specialist of unusual medieval repertoires, bringing lost music back to life after centuries of silence and sharing its passion with audiences around the world.
The Ascoli Ensemble is ensemble-in-residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) in the fall of 2011. It will work with students on reconstruction techniques and present its latest research in public concerts.