Li tans nouveaus
A bridge to the Middle Ages
In this creation, Constantinople delves into the music played, sung, and heard by the troubadours and trouvères.
As present-day musicians exploring such a repertoire, we sought to take up the same challenge, the challenge of spontaneous creation. The present interpretation (indeed a form of improvisation) is founded on the knowledge acquired and experienced by the musicians: in the case of singing, on an in-depth understanding of the musical literature and language of the Middle Ages; and in the case of instrumental performance practice, on a close acquaintance with what oral tradition has taught us.
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Kiya Tabassian Setar & Artistic director
Anne Azéma Soprano
Isabelle Marchand Viola da gamba, fiddle
Ziya Tabassian Percussions
Matthew Jennejohn Recorder, cornetto, mute cornett
Guy Ross Oud, lute, voice
03.10.2002 – Salle Pierre-Mercure, Montréal (Canada)