Silk and Spice
Early instrumental music inspired by the Silk Road. Cantigas takes us on a musical journey through mediæval Europe, Asia and the Middle East, where the meeting of diverse cultures resulted in an interaction and exchange of musical ideas.
Features dances from the middle ages, monophonic Hebrew melodies and Spanish monophonic songs played on percussion, recorder and mediæval string instruments.
Cantigas recreate the music of the Middle Ages with authentic compositions which use techniques of mediaeval performance practice such as countermelodies, drones, rhythm parts and creative improvisation.
“... there is a sheer joy to the music making ... the playing is first rate.”
— Andrew Ford, ABC 24 Hours
Where to buy
Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.