Currentes was founded in 2006 by its artistic director, Jostein Gundersen. Since then, the ensemble has performed in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, the Czech Republic, Portugal and Italy. Currentes´ artistic goal is to explore and create new modes of expression. The ensemble specialises in polyphonic music from the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, but their interest in new forms of expression has led also to collaboration with the composers Eivind Buene, Morten Eide Pedersen, Ruben S. Gjertsen and Alwynne Pritchard. Together with Gjertsen and Pritchard, Currentes is from 2015 to 2018 involved in an artistic research project at the University of Bergen, the Grieg Academy – Department of music. Read about it in English here, or Norwegian here. Currentes is co-founder and partner of Bergen Medieval Music Days www.bmmd.no, a festival that takes place every September.
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