Songs of the Black Sea (2003-13)
Un concert A Capella à 3 voix qui superpose 2 voyages
A musical journey that traverses the shores of the Black Sea and confronts two polyphonic traditions which faces each other: Georgia with its tradition that dates back to
Aristotle and Bulgaria with its history of feminine Polyphonic music along with Turkey
crossing in the middle, a country of monaural tradition.
An ethnomusicological journey which took place in 2002: Brigitte Cirla, and two other professors from Tbilisi Conservatory covered several different regions of Georgia,. The “field trip” was part of the Conservatory program which allowed recordings of songs and to rewriting to preserve traces of this heritage.
The concert is punctuated with extracts from Bridget CIRLA’s Travel Diary, going
back over her journey, her encounters, along with anecdotes, several stories gleaned here
and there, a common theme that leads the listener into a multiple imagery mode.
Un groupe a capella à géométrie variable à la curiosité musicale insatiable
2009 to 2011, singers:
Helen Chadwick, Nato Zumbadzé, Nana Kalandadzé, Caty Delolme, Sabine Boukobza, Brigitte Cirla
de 2011 à 2014, singers
Helen Chadwick ou Tania Zolty or Vincent Audat
Lumières : Raphaël Verley
Son : Dominique Clément