In the chiaroscuro of a 16th and 17th century cabinet of musical curiosities, ten singers set out to discover mysteriously motivated works, representative of a genre which allows the most daring experiences.
David & Salomon
Sacred works by Heinrich Schütz after the Psalms of David and the Song of Songs, this "Song of Salomon" that inspired the composer throughout his life...
Between the courtly songs and the languorous laments, the bawdy banters and the declarations of love, Les Cris de Paris choose to mix some polyphonies of the Renaissance with the movements of Les Chants de l’amour by Gérard Grisey, one of the greatest French composers of the 20th century.
L’Ailleurs de l’autre
It’s an extreme and unheard vocal experience, leaded by four sopranos from Les Cris de Paris who took up the challenge to reproduce songs from the oral tradition recorded all over the world, and staged by Aliénor Dauchez.
Oral traditions and classical music for an a cappella choir - Works by Clément Janequin, Jean Sibelius, Karol Szymanovski, Béla Bartók, Benjamin Britten, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Gueorgui Sviridov, Jean-Louis Florentz, Vincent Manac’h
Let’s discover liturgical works of Chapel Masters of the 17th century Italian Baroque Period, such as Francesco Cavalli, Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Lotti, Antonio Caldara in Venice, Giacomo Carissimi and Giuseppe Corsi da Celano in Rome… A century of sacred works - most of them have never been performed - in a perfect and flamboyant baroque style of the Seicento.
5.1 - Polyphonies spatialisées
Les Cris de Paris offer to revisit a whole part of the Renaissance’s sacred repertoire for which architecture was considered as a constitutive setting of the musical composition. One can thus consider the progress of the concert as a completely new and particularly rewarding relationship between the audience and the performers, far away from the traditional layout : here, spectators are totally « immersed » in the sound of voices deployed around them.