I Discordanti’s experience in Vézelay
From 1st to 7th August 2016, I Discordanti had the pleasure of being hosted by La Cité de la Voix, in Vézelay (France) as part of eeemerging program.
During the residency I Discordanti participated in Les Quotidiennes, a series of concerts organized by La Cité de la Voix that proposes the presentation of two different programs in two atmospheres during six consecutive days. In this frame, the ensemble presented itself from 2nd to 7th August in the Basilica Sainte Marie Madeleine and in La Cité de la Voix receiving each day various audiences. They also gave a concert on 4th August in a third location, La Scène Faramine, in Précy le Moult. In all these concerts, I Discordanti presented extracts of the program l’Aurora, i lumi dell’Anima, which will be fully performed on 8th October during the eeemerging Festival 2016 in Ambronay. The audiences were very moved by the cantatas by Luigi Rossi, the instrumental pieces and the Italian monodies that the ensemble performed.
Moreover, the members of I Discordanti had various opportunities to produce new material. They did a photo shooting with Pierre Combier in the enchanting atmosphere of La Cité de la Voix. On the other hand, they prepared audio and video recordings with Mathilde Genas and Valentine Poutignat, specialists in the respective fields. Through this material, I Discordanti will be able to present extracts and concepts of the repertoire they have been working in the last few months.
Thanks to the space they were provided and the charming energy of the location and the staff of La Cité de la Voix in Vézelay, the experience was deeply inspiring and constructive for the entire ensemble.