Saturday, October 02, 2010

The Early Interval: Making Music in Columbus

Ron and Janice Cook’s basement houses one of Columbus’s fi nest cultural treasures: a thoughtfully acquired and carefully maintained collection of recorders, harps, crumhorns, bowed instruments, a hurdy-gurdy, and much more. When used to realize medieval and Renaissance music, this instrumental smorgasbord, its owners, and their friends form The Early Interval.

This ensemble is familiar to many in the OSU community; The Early Interval has performed at Vagantes, CMRS annual conferences in the 1980s and 1990s, and departmental concerts and academic meetings. And while the artistry of The Early Interval continues to engage, entertain, and educate new audiences, it has been an integral part of Ohio’s early music scene since its founding in 1976. Today, seven artists continue the tradition: Jim Bates, Janice Cook, Ron Cook, Sean Ferguson, Lyz Liddell, Monica Rudy, and Tamara Seckel.

Click here to read this article from Nouvelles Nouvelles (Ohio State University)