Radio Broadcast: Vox Suavis on "Passé Composé", (second half: 1h 17') : www.rts.ch/espace-2/programmes/passe-compose
Vox Suavis tries to found bridges between medieval and Renaissance repertoires and traditional music, trying to find in this one new key for their interpretation of early music. The modality, the common characteristic of these repertoires, permits a confrontation that opens a new and richer perspective.
The bases of our work are recordings of the first half of the 20th century and transcriptions published in the same period, as well as medieval sources. Searching for a common ground for these repertories, the ensemble combines these sources of information and creates a special and unique style.
More information on www.voxsuavis.com
The Baroque ensemble was founded in 1999 in Basel, where all the members of the group studied early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. The repertoire of La Cecchina goes from the end of XVI century until the end of XVII century, during this period the poliphony leaves the protagonism to the accompanied modody, and that offers the possibility to create bridges beetwen two different styles that allways appeared clearly separated: the Renaissance and the Baroque.
Since the founding of La Cecchina the ensemble has appeared at various festivals in France, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland. The Swiss Radio DRS recorded the group's interpretation of Francesca Caccini's compositions.
Dominique Vellard and Ana Arnaz
Aki Noda, Dominique Vellard and Ana Arnaz
Mapping Bach. 2013