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  • The Birds’ Promenade

    The Birds’ Promenade
    By Ensemble Artifices
    Botanic Garden
    17 November 2019 at 8am

    PROGRAMME PART OF

    The entire history of music is populated by the lively and colorful language of birds, these wonderful singers that musicians have constantly tried to imitate, trying to reproduce and compete with their songs.

    The recorder, this sweet and melodious instrument knows how to fly in the highs and compete in prowess with the rowing of these little winged beings, becoming in turn a tender turtledove, a virtuoso nightingale or a mocking cuckoo … To dialogue with these sounds, the violin, of which it has been said its ornaments could be trills of birds …

    With the Birds’ Promenade, Ensemble Artifices (including an ornithologist and 2 musicians) takes the audience on a musical tour of the Botanic Garden in search of a variety of birds. The ornithologist will help find several species of birds that exist in the Garden, and at each stop the musicians will play pieces from the 17th and 18th centuries that imitate the songs of these birds.

    This musical promenade addresses all audiences who like to walk and participate in a moment of listening and discovery out of the box.


  • Ensemble Artifices

    Focusing on the imitation, emblematic of the Baroque mindset fond of trompe-l’oeil and illusion, the Ensemble Artifices was created in 2012, at the end of Alice Julien-Laferrière’s Master’s research project on the influence of imitation in the violonistic language.

    The Ensemble Artifices is a place of experimentation with which Alice Julien-Laferrière and the artists with whom she surrounds herself develop programs and events in several fields: literature, historical research, theater, circus, song, campanology, ecology, shadow theater, ornithology, drawing …

    Songbirds, bells in music, the art of pastiche or imitation of everyday noises: these themes of predilection are developed in various forms – concerts and shows for all audiences or adapted to children, but also in musical conferences, school lectures or musical promenades.

    The guideline of the ensemble combines great musical qualities with a constant musicological research, the will to highlight the natural and historical heritage to that of showing that the old scholarly music is alive, and that it can be heard in different contexts: in the form of concerts, but also musical walks, children’s shows, instrument presentations, illustrated lectures in music.

  • The Birds’ Promenade

    The Birds’ Promenade
    By Ensemble Artifices
    Botanic Garden
    17 November 2019 at 8am

    PROGRAMME PART OF

    The entire history of music is populated by the lively and colorful language of birds, these wonderful singers that musicians have constantly tried to imitate, trying to reproduce and compete with their songs.

    The recorder, this sweet and melodious instrument knows how to fly in the highs and compete in prowess with the rowing of these little winged beings, becoming in turn a tender turtledove, a virtuoso nightingale or a mocking cuckoo … To dialogue with these sounds, the violin, of which it has been said its ornaments could be trills of birds …

    With the Birds’ Promenade, Ensemble Artifices (including an ornithologist and 2 musicians) takes the audience on a musical tour of the Botanic Garden in search of a variety of birds. The ornithologist will help find several species of birds that exist in the Garden, and at each stop the musicians will play pieces from the 17th and 18th centuries that imitate the songs of these birds.

    This musical promenade addresses all audiences who like to walk and participate in a moment of listening and discovery out of the box.

  • Ensemble Artifices

    Focusing on the imitation, emblematic of the Baroque mindset fond of trompe-l’oeil and illusion, the Ensemble Artifices was created in 2012, at the end of Alice Julien-Laferrière’s Master’s research project on the influence of imitation in the violonistic language.

    The Ensemble Artifices is a place of experimentation with which Alice Julien-Laferrière and the artists with whom she surrounds herself develop programs and events in several fields: literature, historical research, theater, circus, song, campanology, ecology, shadow theater, ornithology, drawing …

    Songbirds, bells in music, the art of pastiche or imitation of everyday noises: these themes of predilection are developed in various forms – concerts and shows for all audiences or adapted to children, but also in musical conferences, school lectures or musical promenades.

    The guideline of the ensemble combines great musical qualities with a constant musicological research, the will to highlight the natural and historical heritage to that of showing that the old scholarly music is alive, and that it can be heard in different contexts: in the form of concerts, but also musical walks, children’s shows, instrument presentations, illustrated lectures in music.