The project Stile Moderno creates a bridge between the seventeenth-century instrumental music and Balkan folklore. Musicians bring together shared passion for baroque music on historical instruments and traditional music of their backgrounds.
The name of the project is inspired by a music style that encaptures innovation, and experimentation, and appears at the turn of seventeenth-century Italy. The seek for dissonance and different sound colors, as well as new instrumental techniques, will be heard in music by Castello, Pandolfi Mealli, and Muffat. The program includes a rarely heard Croatian seventeenth-century composer Vinko Jelić, and a sonata by female composer Isabella Leonarda. A link will be drawn between the Italian renaissance dance and folkloric music of Balkan, including traditional melodies from Macedonia and Bosnia, as well as the Romani tunes.