Rupert Till is part of the European Music Archaeology Project (EMAP) – a project that has just been funded through the EU Culture Programme. It is a five-year project with an €2m budget, involving 8 partners from different EU countries. EMAP will develop a multimedia touring exhibition and accompanying programme of workshops and performances which will visit ten venues in eight countries between May 2015 and November 2016.
The exhibition covers the origins and evolution of European music from Prehistory to exisiting music traditions. The programme will create reconstructions and working models of ancient instruments, computer models of selected archaeological sites, their acoustics and soundscapes, outreach media such as books, CDs and videos, workshops and performances and a multimedia exhibition.
Rupert will set up a music archaeology record label and record either Greek instruments in a temple, Roman instruments at Pompeii’s Theatre or prehistoric instruments in chamber tombs. He will organise concerts featuring musicians from across Europe who are leading experts in the construction and playing of these instruments.
The project will finish in 2018; however, a Trust will be set up to continue the work of the project in the future.