Tafelmusik: Tell us a little about yourself, and how you started composing music.
Guido Morini: I studied organ, harpsichord, and composition in the early seventies. My experience as an early music performer and my deep love for the masters of the past led me to write music. In the baroque era, musicians usually assumed multiple roles: performer, composer, director, and teacher. It was only at the end of the nineteenth century that these roles were fragmented into many specialized disciplines. In the late nineties, I started writing arrangements of works from the past for my ensemble Accordone, and then I started writing original compositions by using different historic languages, according to the expressive requirements of the music. I do not want to create a "fake”, but wish to allow ancient styles to dialogue with the sensibility of our contemporaries.
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