About the founding editor
Fatima Lahham is a recorder player based in Cambridge, UK. With her ensemble Improviso she performs regularly in the UK and Europe. After studies at Oxford University and the Royal College of Music, London, she started PhD research on historical improvisation practices at Cambridge University in October 2018, generously supported by the AHRC.
Revoice (riːˈvɔɪs) verb (transitive)
1. to utter again, in a new manner
2. to adjust an organ or wind instrument to restore it and make it speak better
Revoice! Magazine was launched in November 2016 as an international publication written for and by musicians who engage creatively and critically with history. We publish pieces on a broad spectrum of topics and from musicians working across a broad range of genres and styles. Recent articles have explored topics as diverse as the meaning of historical performance for a recorder quintet, the representation of busking song Wonderwall through memes, and the importance of contextualising Messiaen’s piano works. Revoice! also features exclusive interviews, regular reviews of books, concerts, and recordings, and previews of festivals and musical projects.
Our aim is to feature high-quality writing that explores unusual and challenging perspectives not currently represented by any of the leading magazines in this field. Revoice! Magazine accepts thought-provoking articles and features that focus on any period of history, so long as a critical and creative engagement with that period is demonstrated. This means that while our article topics range from medieval chant to modern day film scores, all our submissions are bound together by a common approach that sees ‘historical performance’ as a qualitative rather than quantitative category.