Katelijne Boon talks to three musicians who are no strangers to AMUZ and Laus Polyphoniae: the fiddle player Anna Danilevskaia, who is the artistic leader of the Sollazzo Ensemble, the singer, harpist and lute player Nicolas Achten, who is the artistic leader of Scherzi Musicali and Michele Passoti, who is a lute player, musicologist, philosopher and the artistic leader of La Fonte Musica. They open up the theme of the festival, Polyphony of Life, to encompass the personal factors that have driven their musical careers. How does music add an extra, polyphonic voice to their lives? How do they deal with multiple voices in their private lives? How do the past and present meet in their musical performances? Do the emotions of people several hundred years ago run parallel to our feelings today? Is the musicians’ humanity and world view influenced by the early music sources they work with?