- 1Aravod lousso04:41
- 2Adana i voghpe04:04
- 3Mogats chouguen01:25
- 4Don Amadi03:26
- 5Tierce Estampie Royale03:02
- 6Alakyaz et kheng'i dzar04:19
- 7Sird im sasani04:06
- 8Kani vour djan05:15
- 9Havoun, havoun03:26
- 13Madres amargadas et La mujer de Moxe04:05
- 14Al Ayloughes03:56
- 15Khorourt khorin04:14
- 17Karoun a04:03
- 18Khio khio07:04
Info zu Ararat
Early music ensemble Canticum Novum and director Emmanuel Bardon release their new album „Ararat“.
With this new album, Canticum Novum continues its exploration of the links between French music and traditional Eastern and Eastern European music. After the success of Aashenayi, the ensemble’s new opus, Ararat, illustrates the almost thousand-year-old links between France and Armenia. An airy and luminous album featuring both French and Armenian works, Ararat is a hymn to peace and intercultural dialogue.
Emmanuel Bardon, direction
Canticum Novum’s ambition is to convey as effectively as is possible through music a message of mutual respect, tolerance and acceptance of difference, by going back to a time when music was a symbol of integration and communal life. Rediscovering the heritage of early music at the same time as aiming to engage with the widest possible audience is one of Canticum Novum’s founding principles.
Since 2007, Canticum Novum has been in residence at the Opéra Théâtre de Saint-Étienne, and in 2009 it assumed the artistic direction of the Festin Musical de Pommiers, an early music festival focused on encounters between different peoples and cultures that takes place in the Cluniac priory of Pommiers-en-Forez.
By virtue of its history, Spanish early music stands at a cultural crossroads. Imbued with an ardent, baroque mysticism in which exuberance comes face to face with austerity and ancient paganism with extreme piety, Spanish culture is enriched by the union of the Western Christian world with a dual heritage from the East – both Jewish and Moorish.
Aiming to add a theatrical dimension to its exploration of this Spain of three cultures, in September 2011 Canticum Novum premiered Hayim, a tale for shadow theatre written by Gilles Grenouillet and co-produced by the Jeunesses Musicales de France; while November 2014 saw the first production of Bülbül, a music theatre piece for all ages which takes the audience on a visual and imaginative journey.