Occitan polyphony / France
Occitan polyphony is the starting point for this six-voice and percussion collective who see themselves as modern troubadours. Their compositions use the Occitan lan- guage as a rhythmic instrument, combining poetry with hypnotic vocal harmonies cascading over shifting patterns of compelling percussion. The singers harmoniously balance the percussion, the clapping of hands, and their voices. Responding to or confronting each other, they alternate whispers and dramatic rises. Drunken rhythms follow slow songs: each performance is full of breathtaking transitions and vocal feats. Theirs is a joyful musical and folkloric quest, taking listeners from the cross- roads of trance, choral punk, global vocalese, and math-rock constructions.
Sponsored by IU Department of French and Italian
Friday, Sept. 29 Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Saturday, Sept. 30 Buskirk-Chumley Theater