L'Ode - Conservatoire de Vanves
Rate : 12 € - 20 €
Fuions de ci!
Love and political exiles during Ars Nova
Michele Pasotti lute and musical direction, Francesca Cassinari, Alena Dantcheva sopranos, Raffaele Giordani tenor, Efix Puleo viella da braccio, Silvia Tecardi viella da gamba
Repertoire : Jacob de Senleches, Johannes Ciconia, Francesco Landini, Antonio Zacara da Teramo
La fonte musica is an ensemble specialized in late medieval music founded and directed by Michele Pasotti. Though recently founded, La fonte musica is formed by some of the most renowned singers and instrumentalists of the italian and european early music scene.
The main focus of the group is to realize a new interpretation of the XIV and early XV century music based on is members' experience in philological performance and on an accurate study of the repertoire, sources, and the late middleages culture as a whole.
The ensemble has been invited, among the others by Resonanzen festival at the Wiener Konzerthaus (Austria), festival Les Inouies in Arras (France), Cantar di Pietre in Switzerland, Musica nei Chiostri, Musica Ricercata, festival Emozioni in musica, and has being a guest of the seasons: Ghislierimusica, Musica in Università and Sant’Agostino tra musica e filosofia.
La fonte musica, in cohoperation with the University of Pavia, has organized an international Symposium on "Musica e arte nei territori viscontei" ("Music and art in Visconti's territories"), concluded by a concert of the ensemble. In every pubblic appearence the ensemble has been praised by audience and critics for the accuracy of the performances, the deep penetration of the scores and lyrics and a communicative energy uncommon in this repertoire. The first recording project "Le Ray au Soleyl. Musica alla corte pavese dei Visconti (1360-1410)" came out in April 2011, published by ORF/Alte Musik.
The first critics signal it as an "ideal performance" thanks to which this music "reaches the maximum level of emotional tension". "Only like this an authentic dialog with this extraordinary moment of middle ages music is possible" (KKKKK, maximum vote for RBB kulturradio, Berlin). With this first disc la fonte musica explores the many meanings that its name suggests. The fonte (fountain) alludes first of all to the fountaine, a topos in medieval poetry, a place of regeneration and life, centre of the garden and a symbol of pleasure. The fountain (fonte) is also a place of music and of the Muses, its symbolic roots deepen into classical myth: this direction will be followed in our second disc: Metamorfosi Trecento.