Alberto Díaz-Blanco, Professor of Hispanic Philology and an avid connoisseur of the liturgy and of Gregorian chant recordings (he owns the second largest collection of Gregorian chant recordings in the world). Member of the executive committee of AISCGre, spanish section. He teaches Gregorian chant in the summer courses of the Benedictine abbey of Santa Cruz, near Madrid. He collaborates with father Jerome F. Weber and his website chantdiscography.com in the compilation of Gregorian chant recordings.
Dominique Crochu, medievalist, fellow liturgical connoisseur and co-director of the Musique Médiévale network. He began working with monks of Solesmes in 1980, where he learnt semiology at the musical Paleography workshop. He soon specialized in non yet published Old Font gregorian repertory, especially the Office of Matins, whose habit was taken, after the French Revolution, to recite it instead of singing it. His research allowed a decisive advance concerning the very delicate problem of the interpretation of B flat in Gregorian chant. He has collaborated, since 2005, with Dominique GATTÉ, director of Musicologie Médiévale. Both have listed more than 8000 manuscripts and printed sources, from the fifth to the eighteenth century. He also worked with Alberto Diaz-Blanco to digitalise and restore more than one thousand gregorian vinylic, shellac and magnetic supports.Read More
Dominique Gatté specialised in Digital Humanities linked to medieval musicology. He completed his university studies in Strasbourg and holds a bachelor’s degree in theology and a master’s degree in interdisciplinary medieval studies. His research activities mainly focus on musical Paleography between the 9th and 12th centuries.
In 2007 he co-created, with Dominique Crochu, the siteGregofacsimil and he manages and administrates the network “Musicologie Médiévale”, which he created in 2009. In 2016, he created the MMMO Database (Medieval Music Manuscripts Online Database).
Dominique Gatté collaborates on many websites such as DIAMM (Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music, Oxford Faculty of Music); the “Gregorian Directory” of the Belgian Gregorian Chant Academy; the MUSICOMED – Labex Resmed – UMR IReMUS project (Paris-Sorbonne University); moreover, he is a very active contributor of the Cantus-Index web-site.
John Anderson is a classical pianist with two performance degrees from the Accademia Musicale Pescarese and a degree in musicology from the University of Oxford. He is the founder and general manager of Odradek Records, of GhostLabel.net, the white-label marketing and distribution service, and the inventor of the democratic blind evaluation platform ANONYMUZE.com. He is owner of Studio Odradek (in Italy), and manager of Ashlar LC, a Kansas property management firm dedicated to historical preservation and “adaptive reuse”.Read More
Brand New Box is a digital product studio that builds new tools and platforms, and has been creating new superpowers for teams since 2006. Today, the team heads their operations in Lawrence, Kansas and manages dozens of applications for clients across the world. For more information about the digital products they build, visit brandnewbox.com.Read More
Alicia has recently joined the team as Head of Marketing. As a Marketing & Business Development Consultant, she has held positions of responsibility at Discovery Communications, Campofrío Food Group, Ubisoft, Unilever and Coca Cola, among other companies. She has led the launch of the start up Beatik and collaborates as Head of Business Development at the digital marketing services provider Flat 101.Read More
Enrique Valverde is since September 2017 the General Manager of Odradek Records. A music consultant specialized in classical music, he has worked for the Spanish Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical (CNDM), the most important music promoter in Spain. He is also founder and director of ExpoClásica, the first Classical Music expo in Spain, and has worked for Universal Music Spain, Caja Madrid Foundation and several other music foundations, agencies and orchestras.Read More
Born in Hamburg (Germany), A. Gómez Schneekloth studied classical guitar in Valencia (Spain) and composition in the Musikhochschule of Freiburg (Germany). Commissions, scholarships and official support of several European institutions allowed him to enlarge his composition catalogue that includes instrumental pieces, radiophonic and electroacoustic pieces, sound installations and sound tracks for the cinema. He has worked for the Symphony Orchestra of Freiburg (Germany), the publishing company Piles, Editorial de Música, Instituto Valenciano de la Música, Palau de la Música (Spain) and has founded and organized different music festivals. He recently became Ghostlabel Manager of Odradek Records.
Luca was born in Abruzzo, Italy. He studied music at the L’Aquila Conservatoire, gaining a BA in trumpet. He then went on to study for a Master of Management of Performing Arts at Palazzo Spinelli in Florence, where he graduated in 2008. Always in Florence, he graduated from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatoire gaining a Master’s degree in trumpet. Whilst a student, he gained some experience working as a freelancer for a cultural association. His first experience in the music management was at the “Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino”. From 2010 to 2014 he worked in Bologna for Stage Door, one of the world’s leading artists management agencies.Read More
Joanna Wyld read Music at New College, Oxford, where she was an Instrumental Scholar. She was listed as one of the Women of Distinction in 25 Years of Women at New College, and was the joint winner of the Oxford University Sinfonia Composition Competition. Joanna achieved a Masters degree (MMus) from King’s College, London and studied flute at the Royal Academy of Music. Joanna has written notes for numerous artists including the BBC Orchestras, RPO, RLPO, LSO, Hallé, Barbara Bonney, Nicola Benedetti, and the Labèque sisters. Joanna won the 2014 OUP spoof Grove Dictionary article competition, also winning the second and third runner-up places.Read More
Andie has a linguistic and cultural formation, including BAs in French Studies (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), in Hispanic Studies (Hellenic Open University), and an MSc from the Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, in Cultural Management & Policy. She has worked in festivals both in Greece and abroad (Edinburgh International Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Imaginate-Bank of Scotland Children Theatre Festival, Contemporary Music Festival Synthermia), as well as a Freelance Programming & Events Manager at the Municipal Enterprise for Cultural, Sports & Environmental Development of Thermi-Thessaloniki. She is also an independent artist – her works can be found in Metamorfosis Gallery, Thessaloniki.Read More
With a background in television, Tommaso Tuzj decided to dedicate himself to photography, opening Hoshi Studio in 2009, and working as Odradek’s primary photographer since Odradek’s opening in 2012. He brings with him his passion for photography and cinematography, with a constant search for new points of view. Alto Riot calls Odradek “a leader in visual identity… The genre as a whole can learn a lot from the art direction of Odradek Records. Their album art brings a sense of naturalness to their artist roster and in a sense a greater respect for their music and the listener.”
Giampaolo De Pietro was born in Catania in 1978. He writes and he photographs in verse. He has published several books of poetry, including Tre righe di sole (Salarchi Immagini, 2008), La foglia è due metà (Buonesiepi Libri, 2012), Abbonato al programma delle nuvole (L’arcolaio, 2013), Se i fantasmi vengono dalle statue (with drawings by Rossana Taormina – Collana Isola, 2015); Dal cane corallo (with drawings by Francesco Balsamo, Arcipelago itaca 2019); and the anthology Debbo togliermi il vizio (FUOCOfuochino, 2018). His verses have been translated in Slovenian, French, English, German, and Portuguese. He is cofounder and editor ofincerti editori,a publisher of poetry books and drawings, created together with Francesco Balsamo in 2010.Read More
Martina Cocci, musicologist and archivist, specialized in Cremona at the University of Pavia. She furthered her studies on Gregorian chant at courses provided by the Italian section of AISCGre, attaining a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Gregorian Chant at Lugano Conservatory.Read More
Hélène studied philosophy, management, and theology in Paris (La Sorbonne), London (City University), Berlin (ESCP Europe), and Vienna (Universität Wien), and holds three master’s degrees. After having spent several years at a convent where she gained an intimate knowledge of liturgy, she went on studying musicology at La Sorbonne where she is currently finishing an M. A., and specializing in medieval liturgical music. Her musical background involves lyrical singing (Conservatoire de Levallois-Perret), Gregorian chant (Diploma in Gregorian chant from the École du Chœur Grégorien de Paris obtained summa cum laude; Brigitte Lesne’s class of plain-chant interpretation at La Sorbonne), traditional Breton music, choir direction, and organ playing with a keen interest in improvisation. She is currently based in Paris where she is the choir director of the Gregorian schola of Saint-Pierre-de-Montmartre, as well as a singer and a church cantor. She also works as a freelance consultant, translator, and interpreter.Read More
Vicente Urones Sánchez. He has a degree in Musicology and a master’s degree in Hispanic Music. He is currently studyng organ and doing his doctoral thesis at the University of Salamanca. He studied Gregorian chant in Spain and Italy and is the caput schola of the SholaCantorum de Zamora.
Without these people Neumz would not be possible:
Élie Roux, for inventing the LaTeX script GABC and the Gregorio Project
Andrew Hinkley, for typesetting thousands of chants, including most of the Graduale Romanum and Liber Usualis in GABC format
Benjamin Bloomfield, for developing various Gregorio Tools
Father Matthew Spencer for developing the ExSurge font
Olivier Berten, for maintaining GregoBase
The community behind the Caecilia Project
The late Laszlo Kiss and the Divinum Officium Project team, for granting us permission to use their translations.
The Solesmes Abbey for reviving and making accessible that repertoire.
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