Drawing on a repertoire from the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as contemporary works, the ensemble designs a unique program for each concert.
The period instrument ensemble Satyr’s Band was initiated by a young group of musicians who met while studying in The Netherlands.
Since the group’s formation in 2006 they have performed regularly together across Europe and Australia. One of their current areas of interest is Italian music from the 16th and early 17th century. Their performance of this repertoire involves diminutions and improvisation, using a range of renaissance wind instruments with harpsichord and organ.
Through their careful selection of familiar and unfamiliar repertoire the group employs all the possibilities of instrumentation such as recorders, shawms, dulcians and harpsichord/organ with ease. Different levels of improvisation are incorporated into the ensemble’s performances, adding liveliness and spontaneity to virtuosic instrumental music.