Friday, June 07, 2019

This Sunday in Carcassonne

This would be a great event to attend. Too bad we didn't know about it earlier :)

Google Translation of

CONCERT GONGS AND ORGAN - Basilique Saint-Nazaire, City of Carcassonne
These three musicians from the Bordeaux region have been offering a totally new concert for several years now. It is a dialogue between musical instruments serving the sacred in their respective cultures, Western and Eastern, church organ and Chinese gongs. The organ plays chorales harmonized by Johann Sebastian Bach, famous German composer of the XVIIIth century. To these chorales a set of twelve gongs responds in an improvised comment in an original use, smooth, very different from what we usually hear for a percussion instrument. It is an unprecedented sound experience, both meditative and sensitive, an invitation to let yourself be carried on an inner journey.

This training, resulting from improvised music workshops since 2006, occurs in small country churches in the South-West as well as in cathedrals such as Puy-en-Velay, Angoulême, Bazas, Montauban and Lourdes, Nevers, Pezenas ...

The entry is free participation.

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