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François Chaignaud & Marie-Pierre Brébant: “Felices Radices”

Based on their exhaustive rendition of “Symphonia Harmoniæ Cælestium Revelationum” – the title of the musical oeuvre of Hildegard von Bingen –, François Chaignaud and Marie-Pierre Brébant share a new perspective on this repertory under the titel “Felices Radices” (“Happy Roots”).

  • 30 min
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François Chaignaud und Marie-Pierre Brébant create a cycle of short performances, each of them digging into the very peculiar musicality of those 12th century monodies, which confronts us with the unexpected tonal anomalies that once formed the core of Western culture but have now vanished from the modern canon. They question the relationship between duration and eternity, spirituality and training of the self to create a contemporary experience of musical archives in between mirage and concreteness, leaving you both mesmerised and yet totally awake.

With François Chaignaud, Marie-Pierre Brébant

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Symphonia Harmoniæ Cælestium Revelationum