Musica Mediterranea

explores the links between music from the Palestinian Arab tradition and the medieval Italian repertoire: the differences and similarities that unite and distinguish these two poetic and musical traditions.  Conceived and created in collaboration with two young musicians, recent graduates of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Palestine, the goal of Shurùq is an ambitious one: the continuation of a centuries-old tradition of cultural exchange.  Imagined as an ongoing laboratory dedicated to improvisation and historically informed performance practice (along with a comparative study of styles and forms), its goal is to explore the many possibilities of dialogue between languages that, although different in appearance, still share a common origin.

Repertoire: traditional Arab repertoire, 14th century Italian Istampitte and monophonic ballate

8 Performers: Gloria Moretti: voice, Muhammed Ghosheh: traditional Arab violin, Osama Abu Arafeh: oud, qanun, Avery Gosfield: recorder, Francis Biggi: lute, cetra, Baptiste Chopin: qanun, Oleguer Aymami Busque: fidel, cello, Massimiliano Dragoni: percussion

5 novembre 2014 Programs

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Lucidarium is an irresistibly fun group, a light-hearted collection of friends out to relish each other’s company by making music together. That unbuttoned ethos is a welcome intrusion in the concert hall, one that will hopefully infect other performers.

Basler Zeitung

Next to their stylistic confidence and saddle-sure historical interpretation, Ensemble Lucidarium shows us just how contagiously vivacious the reconstruction of medieval sounds can be.

The six members of Lucidarium let their listeners dive into a completely enchanting world… The musical poetry of the Middle Ages was brought back to life in the most beautiful way possible

New York Times

… The Ensemble Lucidarium, an Italian group, in a program of vocal works (and a couple of high-energy saltarellos) on Wednesday afternoon, performed in a style free of vibrato and other forms of modern polish but plentifully adorned with florid vocal embellishments…

American Recorder Society Magazine

Anyone who arrived thinking of Medieval repertoire as “minor” or as music that ‘all sounds alike’ left with changed ideas.

The Arts Desk

There was a naturalness and relaxedness to their performance that was immensely pleasing.

Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace

… it was enough to be swept away, by the refinement and conviction of the performers, to a place where magic reigns.