• horizons

    HORIZONS – LOINTAINS // New concert // Montreal, May 20 2016 // Québec, May 21 2016

     
  • CNSTNTNPL_Jardins_website

    Jardins migrateurs on tour in Quebec – April 7 @ Terrebonne // April 13 @ Québec // April 15 @ Mont-Tremblant // April 16 @ Montréal

     
  • slideJardinsMigrateurs2016_kiya

    Our new album JARDINS MIGRATEURS

     
  • CNSTNTNPL_Sultan_website

    Letter From a Sultan – New project- SALLE BORGIE – January 22 2016

     
  • Metamorfosi-Quebec

    Metamorfosi avec Suzie LeBlanc @ Québec (29 janvier) et ALMA (30 janvier)

     
  • bandeau_tour_Jardins

    Release tour of JARDINS MIGRATEURS

     
  • Bandeau-Sunya

    Canadian tour SUNYA – Nanaimo, nov. 6 / Vancouver, nov. 10-14 / Toronto, nov. 19-21

     
  • Tour_May2015

    European tour – May 2015

     
  • Porte_Or_web

    The ensemble offers a musical portrait of yesteryear’s Constantinople and today’s Istanbul, the age-old, luminous city on the border between East and West.

     
  • Splendeurs_Persans_

    Persian Splendours with Kayhan Kalhor – April 30 2015 – Salle Bourgie

     

Itinerant music

Myriad encounters

KiyaTabassian_web“As musician-inventors and musician-travellers, we endlessly replay our utopias, with Babel as backdrop. The territory to explore is infinite: cultures and memories whose lines we like to shift so that they finally converge. Furthermore, we make migration and the mixing of cultures our territory. Is it perhaps our early exile that led us to return to the source, to follow the tracks of our predecessors, to tirelessly search for creative allies? Whatever it is, this awareness of belonging to several space-times is as basic to us as respiration, as inspiration.”

Constantinople is the story of a musical ensemble that chose the journey as its cornerstone—geographical journeys, but also historical, cultural and inner—and to seek inspiration from all sources, to aim for distant horizons. Drawing inspiration the ancient city illuminating East and West, the ensemble, founded in 1998 in Montreal, was conceived as a forum for creation, encounters and cross-fertilization. Over the past decade, the group has developed over 35 new works and staged nearly 132 cities in 25 countries.