Théâtre de Vanves

Rate : 12 € - 20 €

Music in exile

Elisabeth Geiger harpsichord, vocals, Khaled Aljaramani oud, vocals, Marti Uibo drums, percussions, vocals

Our concert is an immersif journey between the rock, between the jazz, between the baroque music, the musics of the world and the contemporary music. A work on the rhythmic harmony and the registers of expressions make of our concert a sensitive and singular experience.
The compositions and the improvisations aim to be simple and direct, deeply touching, to question what is universal : the rhythm, the ranges, the harmony, the feelings.
Texts are modern creations is related to texts of old Persian or Arabic poets. These emphasize the current echo in old themes as the war, the exile, the journey, the dream, the banishment, love...

The desire for this project arises from the meeting of the harpsichordist Elisabeth Geiger, from the oudiste-singer Khaled Aljaramani and from the percussionist-singer Marti Uibo. This one took place in the abbey of Royaumont within the framework of an training course on the musical "transculturalité".

 Elisabeth Geiger

Elisabeth Geiger studies the harpsichord, the organ and the bass continues to the National Academy of Region of Strasbourg with Agnès Candau, Aline Zylberajch and Martin Gester. During training courses and seminars, she studied under Laurent Stewart, Yvon Repérant and Freddy Eichelberger.

Attracted by the vocal music, she goes to the Foundation Royaumont where she meets Gérard Lesne and Il Seminario Musicale, then Jean-Claude Malgoire, with whom she collaborates within the Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing. Her interest for the opera brings her to work then with Emmanuelle Haïm, and particularly with Hervé Niquet. She occurs with the ensembles Akâdemia, Doulce Mémoire, Ensemble Clément Janequin, La Grande Ecurie and la Chambre du Roy, Le Concert Spirituel, Le Concert d’Astrée, so Les Ambassadeurs and Les Veilleurs de Nuit.

Her particular interest in chamber music with two harpsichords enabled her to perfect herself in rewriting, transcription, arrangement and improvisation in connection with the old keyboard repertoire.

Besides the harpsichord - and spruce, regal or virginal - she deepened her practice of the organ, recently joining the organists of the Foyer de l'Âme. Assiduous of the funds of baroque music of the Parisian and European libraries, she shows an equal predilection for the making of musical instruments.
She frequently assumed the functions of singing conductor for opera productions and cultivated with eclecticism other artistic expressions: improvised music in Royaumont with Fabrizio Cassol; Project "Love I Obey" with singer Rosemary Standley and Bruno Helstroffer; Contemporary dance with Compagnie Toujours after midnight (creation of "Revue et correrigée" at Pôle Sud Strasbourg) ...

Khaled Aljaramani

Khaled Aljaramani was born in Sweida, southern Syria, in 1972. He attended oud lessons at Fayez Zher Eddine and then at the Higher Institute of Music in the class of Askar Ali Akbar. He also followed workshops led by Mounir Bachir and Nassir Chama. He graduated in 1999. Khaled Aljaramani approaches music as a journey into inner being. It is a continual search between musical chords and emotion. His artistic projects are experiences and exchanges of ideas around musical forms and encounters. He performed as a soloist with the Syrian Symphony Orchestra from 1997 to 1999. Between 2000 and 2011, he was an Oud Professor at the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus, the Homs Music School and the Conservatory of Music. Sweida.
He works in parallel in Europe and creates the duo Interzone with guitarist Serge Teyssot-Gay. He performs at the Radio France Festival, the Institut du Monde Arabe, Belgium, Italy and Germany, Switzerland. They released three discs including one released at Universal. He released a solo album on Harmonia Mundi / Institut du Monde Arabe in 2013 and toured in Qatar, Mali, Morocco, Jordan and Saudi Arabia with his project Bab El Salam. In 2015 he joined the jazz project Aka Moon in the framework of the project Alefba including a dozen oriental and western musicians. The repertoire is created at the festival of Aix en Provence. The variety of collaborations and his ability to adapt have made Khaled Aljaramani a quality interpreter in both classical Arabic music and contemporary music.


Marti Uibo


Marti Uibo is a drummer, percussionist trained at the Music Academy International of Nancy and the Regional Conservatoire of Strasbourg. He also took part in numerous private courses and courses, including Roy Haynes, Ed Thigpen, Joëlle Léandre, Raymond Boni and Adel Shams El Din. He then went on to sing at the Center des Musiques Médiévales in Paris for three years Including Brigitte Lesne and Catherine Schroeder, and during traditional music courses at the Kultuuri Akadeemia in Viljandi (Estonia) and at the Conservatory of Music in Rabat (Morocco).
His curiosity led him to participate in numerous projects ranging from early music to contemporary music. He toured extensively in Europe (Scandinavia, Baltic countries, Balkans, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium ...), Latin America (Peru and Ecuador, and Asia (Singapore, Malaysia).
He is artistic director of Ensemble Tormis and creates several projects supported by the DRAC Alsace, the embassies of Estonia and Finland, the Maison d'Europe et d'Orient in Paris, the Conseil Général du Nord and Pas de Calais.