Les Cris de Paris partner with the Ensemble Cairn for a creation by Jérôme Combier inspired by the Tokyo sound environment. Somewhere between the East and the West, where academic and popular, sensorial and attentive listening converge, this new creation is accompanied by those who inspired it: Luciano Berio and his Cries of London, himself inspired by Orlando Gibbons in the 17th century.
5.1 - Polyphonies spatialisées
Through this spatialized programme, Les Cris de Paris reinterpret a whole segment of the sacred repertoire of the Renaissance where architecture was deemed inherent to musical intent.
Les Cris de Paris are reunited with Pierre-Yves Macé to complete the cycle initiated in 2017 with Chansons migrantes.This is a unique musical composition project which draws on collections of songs from the oral tradition compiled by Les Cris de Paris as part of the Lullaby project.
In the immense French-language repertoire of polyphonic songs proposed by major 16th-century music publishers, the register of love songs occupies a privileged place and is enriched by a corpus of “leigeres” songs, full of explicitly ribald humour.
Influenced by the secular genre, following on from the birth of opera and the emergence of instrumental music, 17th- and 18th century Venetian sacred music unveils a rather paradoxical face: it is the essence for the survival of a rigorous, elaborate language, the ars perfecta of the great Renaissance masters, yet it overflows with theatrical illustration techniques, vocal virtuosity, and strives to portray devout feelings with emotion.