Ardalus

 

  • Ardalus_barokkostuums_websiteArdalus is an early music ensemble, with a great passion for baroque music; especially ‘forgotten’ music from the Low Countries. To bring this lost music back to life, recorderplayer Karen Ketels (founder and inspirer of Ardalus) digs deep into the history of the Low Countries, and gives new life to wonderful sounds from the past. For this, Ardalus adapts forces to the different programs. All performances are attentive to historical authenticity and are therefore played on copies of historical instruments. One of Ardalus’s objectives is to approach ancient music as faithfully as possible, keeping in mind the general public. This makes for unique concerts, with solid underpinnings and a great individuality.
  • Where did we get the name Ardalus from?  ‘Ardalus’ is a Greek Mythological figure.  He was the second son of 3, of the gods Hephaistos (Vulcanos) and Aphrodite (Venus) and was a very good sculptor.  Ardalus created a sanctuary for the 9 Muses  (which were also called the ‘Ardalides’) Information about Ardalus was found in a tourist guide on ruins, written by the Greek traveler, Pausanias (160 ce), who was born in Lydia. In the second book (Corinth) of this 10-part work, Pausanias informs the readers about the works of Ardalus.  Pausanias is also the one who said that Ardalus must have been the inventor of the flute.   But this is also a story which is told about other Greek Mythological figures as Apollo, Euterpe and Pan. The only certainty is that Ardalus made sculptures of fluteplayers.
  • Lieve Neukermans - ik hoorde op de Floraliën een stukje van Ardalus bij de ‘tevreden boom’. Zo vond ik jullie.
    Lieve

  • karenketels - Hallo Lieve,
    Tof dat je ons zo leerde kennen! Boom Tevreden is een heel mooie productie. Het zou fijn zijn jou op een van onze concerten te treffen! Groet. Karen

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