‘Tafelmusik’ (literally ‘table-music’) was widely written by composers between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, most famously by Telemann, as diverting entertainment for feasts and banquets. Nowadays, we tend to look for diversion on our phone or tablet, even when eating, so Trio Gaspard and composer James Olsen decided to revive and update the Tafelmusik concept with a new project: Internetmusik.
This project comprises a series of short musical diversions for Trio Gaspard to perform online. Because our attention spans are getting shorter in the internet age, each piece will be only one minute long. You can listen to it again if you like it, though. While eating.