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Loren Ludwig is a performer/scholar based in Baltimore, MD. Praised for his “outstanding” playing by the Washington Post, Loren is a co-founder of LeStrange Viols and Science Ficta and performs with ACRONYM and numerous ensembles specializing in sixteenth and seventeenth century music in the US and abroad. As a musicologist, Loren explores the social dimensions of polyphony—how musical counterpoint fosters social relationships among those who play or sing it and what we can learn about those relationships by studying past musical cultures. Loren received a PhD in musicology from the University of Virginia and his work has been supported by the Fulbright Program, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the American Musicological Society.