EARLY MUSIC & BAROQUE OPERA
Research, Training & Performance
*Musique du Temps OÜ
is the production company for
Opera, Orchestral & Ensemble director
Andrew Lawrence-King: Early Harps
New Baroque Operas & other compositions
by Andrew Lawrence-King
The Harp Consort
International Baroque Opera Studio
*Musique du Temps OÜ is registered in Tallinn, Estonia.
Music of Time
is inspired by
Poussin's famous, beautiful & enigmatic painting
A dance to the music of time (c1635)
The painting's original title in French is
Danse à la musique du temps
though it is best known today as
La Danse de la vie humaine
Poussin's rich symbolism links perfectly
to Andrew Lawrence-King's ideas about
Early Music & our modern-day world
Musical tempo & dance-rhythms
Historically Informed Performance
Research into Music & Time
The mysterious connection between heavenly music, the human spirit, and earthly music-making.
On earth, a boy holds an hour-glass whilst Old Father Time plays an ancient lyre for the young dancers. In different interpretations, their circle-dance represents the Four Seasons, or Human Life.
Meanwhile, Apollo (patron of music) drives his Time-Chariot of the Sun through the heavens. He is preceded by Aurora, goddess of the dawn, and accompanied by the Hours.
The Statue looks back to the past, and forwards to the future.
Our logo features a musical note, a semibreve, on four different staves, spelling out in historical notation the pitches BACH.
Inside the semibreve is a clock-face: Music