The Digital Song of the Mountain and the Moon

This was the digital edition of LUNALIA ! With 85 artists, 8 premieres, 3 Klara recordings, 3 concert films, 2 zoom sessions, 1 online lecture, 2 live streams, 1 documentary and a total of 13 video recordings, LUNALIA brought even more timeless music with the power of the full moon to everyone's home.

In honor of the 500th anniversary of Philippus de Monte, Mechelen was once again filled with music, from the churches of Mechelen to the Cultural Centre and Kunstencentrum nona to the top of the St. Rumbold's Tower! The 500th birthday of Philippus de Monte became a digital celebration edition. Thanks for listening!

Almost all videos can still be viewed on this page. We hope you enjoy these digital concerts and hope to welcome you soon offline again. View here the digital concerts, lectures, introductions, trailers and compilations. Rediscover the music of Philippus de Monte from the comfort of your home.

Listen to these three Lunalia concerts via Klara, klara.be and the Klara app:
30 April at 8 pm: Ratas del viejo Mundo - La Montagna Invisibile.
2 June at 8 pm: Zeder Consort - Musica Divina
17 May at 8 pm: Premiere
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Trailer Lunalia 2021


Trailer Artist in residence Floris De Rycker

Artist in residence Floris De Rycker climbed the 539 steps of St Rumbold's Tower to pay tribute to Philippus de Monte at full moon. While he cast his gaze on the moonlit Mechelen, he performed a wonderful improvisation on lute on top of the Sint-Romboutstoren. Literally, the Song of the Mountain and the Moon! Watch the trailer here.


Trailer Zeder Consort

Zeder Consort is a new recorder ensemble that you can hear for the first time during LUNALIA. Curious? Discover a preview in this trailer! With soprano Lieselot De Wilde, lutenist Sofie Vanden Eynde and four beautiful ladies on consort recorders: Katelijne Lanneau, Ines Rasbach, Antonie Schlegel and Tomma Wessel.

The Digital Song of the Mountain and the Moon
The traditional opening concert was an online Full Moon meeting: the Digital Song of the Mountain and the Moon on 24 April.
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Watch here some fragments from the online full moon meeting.

Artist in residence Floris De Rycker performs music of De Monte from the Saint Rumbold's Tower in Mechelen:

In this performance, Maja Jantar brings a ritual to life in the St. Rumbold's Cathedral, in honor of Philippus de Monte: Shoreline with Mountain and Moon:

Vojtech Semerad talks about the life and the music of De Monte, from the St. Jacob Church in Prague, where De Monte is buried::

Watch the live meeting here again:


De Monte with Blue Notes - Didier François - 23 April:
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The lecture 'Amazons, goddesses and the women of Troy' by Natalie Haynes on 25 April.
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Watch the lecture here again:

Livestream Lunalia: To the moon and back
On Wednesday 28 April at 8.15 pm you can follow the live stream concert via the YouTube channel of Lunalia.
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The complete recording of the programme Back in Harmony of The King's Singers is only available on 29 April exclusively via the YouTube Channel of Lunalia, between 10 am and 10 pm.
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You can watch the complete video recording of De Monte distorted here:
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You can watch here a compilation of U KI YO E:
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Coming soon

A documentaire about PAST >I ORALE, to be viewed at 15 June.

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Trailer They have waited long enough, can be viewed from 17 May onwards.
The complete recording can be viewed via the platform of Evil Penguin TV on 21 May.
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The video recording of Forgetting De Monte by Graindelavoix in cooperation with Muziekcentrum De Bijloke and Sound of Ghent, can be viewed on a later date
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The video recording of the Exhibition Pückler-Plants Caravan

The Pückler Plants-Caravan is a very special caravan. It is a mobile laboratory that focuses on plants that are on the red list in certain countries. This means that they are threatened where they grow. Chantalla Pleiter lets you discover the hidden layers of these plants through augmented reality, among other things. Maybe she'll even let the plants sing a little bit? This exhibition will be created for the first time on 4 May. The creation will be filmed and will be shown at a later date via lunalia.be.
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What can only be followed live?

A compilation of A History of the Voice by HYOID

Expect an off-the-beaten path workshop inspired by the routine warm-up of our voice-historians: Els Mondelaers, Fabienne Seveillac, Andreas Halling and Tiemo Wang. Everyone, including cats or houseplants, is welcome to join and welcome to join their holistic vocal practices and an open discussion to follow. Register now via mechelen@festival.be. Watch a preview of A History of the Voice here.
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The festival team has decided to move 1 concert to autumn:

From De Monte with love, the concert by the Flemish Radio Choir conducted by Bart Van Reyn was originally scheduled for 7 May. This concert has now been postponed to 23 September in St. Rumbold's Cathedral, so that we can welcome you live at this exceptional and grand concert in honor of Philippus de Monte! Ticket sales start on 1 June at 10 am via lunalia.be. More info.

See you soon offline!