Tore Tom Denys started to explore the scores of his fellow townsman Adrian Willaert (1490–1562) during the first Covid-19 lockdown. He realised that it was truly fantastic music, but far too rarely performed. So he decided to start a new project and Dionysos Now! was born. The ensemble works and rehearses in Vienna but has an international base and unites top vocal soloists in polyphony.
Dionysos Now! performs with great respect for the original manuscripts and scores and creates cathedrals of sounds, in which the listeners perceive the music as if they were experiencing a cathedral via a drone from far above. The single brick stones of the walls and arches seem to merge into a whole where the radiant music generates effervescent energy and the contagious flow in the music is sought and captured, like a surfer who seems to have found the perfect wave and seizes the chance to ride on it before it goes away again.