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08 avril 2019 à 00h28 - 803 vues
Genre fleetwood mac, Leitkultur, bad music, Sparse, gardening

Membres:
KIYA TABASSIAN sétar|setar, directeur artistique|artistic director
http://www.myspace.com/kiyatabassian
ZIYA TABASSIAN percussion
http://www.ziyatabassian.com/
PIERRE-YVES MARTEL viola da gamba
http://www.myspace.com/pymartel
DIDEM BASAR kanoun
Originaire de :
Montréal
Biographie:
Since its foundation in 2001 by two Iranian born musicians, Kiya Tabassian on setar and Ziya Tabassian on percussions, the ensemble provides a forum for cross-fertilization of various musical cultures, both within the ensemble itself and with its guest artists. Constantinople endeavours to consolidate the ties among these cultures by fostering a unique mode of musical expression - a vocabulary that has grown out of extensive research into the history and aesthetics of the musical traditions into which it delves, combined with freshness and creativity.

Guest artists who are associated with the instrumentalists of the ensemble are involved as much into the process of creation of a program than into its interpretation on stage. Of those numerous artistic collaborations, we can state singers Françoise Atlan, SAvina Yannatou, Rosario La Tremendita and Ghada Shbeir, Greek ensemble En Chordais, afghanese rubab player Homayoun Sakhi and Corsican vocal ensemble Barbara Furtuna.

Constantinople has given numerous performances in Canada, in Mexico and in Europe. During last years, the ensemble has performed in France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece, Lebanon, Canada, Mexico and China among other countries. Many of these concerts have been broadcast on the CBC/Radio-Canada radio network.

Winners of the Discovery of the Year Award at Opus Gala in 2003, Constantinople was the musical ensemble in residence at Radio-Canada for it's 2004-2005 season. The ensemble is a member of the Conseil Québecois de la Musique and receives funding from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and Le Conseil des Arts de Montreal.

Constantinople records its production (10 titles to date) under ATMA label.

What the press says…

''Constantinople is one of the world's finer early music ensembles'' - Doug Spencer, The Weekend Planet (ABC)

''Credible, erudite, sensitive, Constantinople's approach scores a bull's-eye.'' - Christophe Huss, Le Devoir

''Without hesitation, artists that deserve five stars.'' - Guy Marceau, La Presse

''Musical arrangements that reveal unprecedented subtlety, making even the best European ensembles green with envy.'' - Michel Ferland , Radio-Canada-CBC

''Their mission seems to be to make us dream. They take us on a voyage to another world.'' - Véronique Robert, L'Actualité

''Constantinople manages to make us believe in the mythical Middle Ages clothed in mysticism.

'' - François Tousignant, Le Devoi.


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