La fonte musica is an early music ensemble on period instruments, founded and led by Michele Pasotti.
La fonte musica was founded to interpret the astonishing musical season which goes from the end of the middle ages to the beginning of the humanism, with a particular focus on Italian Trecento. Our repertoire and research stretches until the end of Renaissance.
A constant and serious philological research is at the origin of every project together with a careful deciphering of rhetoric and grammar in order to understand and translate the creativity, refinement and beauty of ancient music with an experimental attitude for us today.
The ensemble has performed in the most prestigious early music festivals around Europe: Oude Muziek (Utrecht), Resonanzen (Konzerthaus, Vienna), MA Festival Bruges, Ravenna Festival, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Laus Polyphoniae Antwerpen, Regensburg Tage Alte Musik, Wratislavia Cantans (Wroclaw), Herne Tage Alter Musik, Concerts Medieval du Musée de Cluny (Paris), Urbino Musica Antica, Festival Voix et Route Romane, Festival de Lanvellec, Musica Sacra Maastricht, Konzertsaal der Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna), Festival Trigonale (Klagenfurt), Festival Povoa de Varzim, Festival Bachowski (Swidniça), Teatro la Fenice (Venise), Festival MiTo (Milan-Turin), Venetian Center for Baroque Music (Venise), Vespri in San Maurizio (Milan), Brighton Early Music Festival.
La fonte musica concerts and cd have been broadcasted by BBC (United Kingdom), Rai Radio Tre (Italy), ORF 1 (Austria), WDR (Germany), RBB kulturradio (Germany), Polskie Radio (Poland), NPO Radio 4 (Netherlands), Antena 2 (Portugal).
La fonte musica last cd “Metamorfosi Trecento”, released by the french label Alpha won the DIAPASON d’OR and Disco del Mese (Amadeus). DIAPASON elected “Metamorfosi Trecento” among The 100 records that all music lovers need to know.
“Metamorfosi Trecento” was also a finalist the best cd of the year (Early Music) at the International Classical Music Award (ICMA).
The first recording project “Le Ray au Soleyl. Musica alla corte pavese dei Visconti (1360-1410)” received the “Supersonic Award” by Pizzicato. DIAPASON rated the cd with 5 diapasons and reviewed it as an “impressive first disc”. It was also Disco del Mese and finalist for Disco dell’Anno on Amadeus.
Lute and Conductor
Gothic Organ and Clavisimbalum