Wednesday 3 September 2014 - Medieval Music Workshop, Moissac (#98)
Today the band attended a Medieval Music Workshop at the old Carmelite Convent on the hill above the Abbey. Jödel Grasset explained the history of many medieval music instruments and then proceeded to show how they were played and how they sounded.
At lunchtime we went out to the courtyard in the middle of the convent for a lunch prepared by the staff at the Convent (now an accommodation hostel), where we also discovered some great views over the town.
In the afternoon, we returned to the workshop where Jödel produced a concert on the instruments, playing all the instruments himself and with the aid of a modern looping machine, as shown below, laying down one track on top of another until he had the whole concert sound. A great mixture of old and new.