WAVE~LINKS

WAVE~LINKS is a new video series explor­ing ear­ly music and arti­san­ry. As cura­tors of WAVE~LINKS, Yonit Kosovske & Vlad Smishkewych invite mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary musi­cians into con­ver­sa­tion about His­tor­i­cal Per­for­mance Prac­tice, while seek­ing con­nec­tions with their artis­tic (and some­times culi­nary) prac­tices out­side of music. Thus far, the videos have fea­tured Baroque vio­lin & paint­ing, Baroque vio­lin & glass arts, vio­la da gam­ba & mul­ti-media art, tra­ver­so & pho­tog­ra­phy, voice & weav­ing, voice & knit­ting, cor­net­to & fer­men­ta­tion, Medieval vielle and illus­tra­tion, build­ing vio­ls & pot­tery, harp­si­chord build­ing & paint­ing, Renais­sance dance & poet­ry, among oth­ers. In mak­ing WAVE~LINKS videos, Yonit and Vlad col­lab­o­rate with musi­cian-arti­sans through online and in-per­son inter­views, as well as through exten­sive writ­ten cor­re­spon­dence, to pro­duce cre­ative videos 10–15 min­utes in length. Each video is high­ly unique, indi­vid­ual, and per­son­al, but they all reflect upon, search, and delve into the lim­i­nal spaces that exist in between the mak­ing of music and art—finding shared or con­trast­ed per­for­mance prac­tices while seek­ing new ways of per­ceiv­ing their work through cross modal­i­ties and metaphor, from the poet­ic to the technical.