During its residence at the Fondation Royaumont (2011-2014), Dialogos will create on 7th September 2013 at 17h30 its next programme on the early medieval polyphony from Winchester (10th-11th c.). Follow us trough this initiatory and tender story, where dreams and fantasies build a liberating and exhilarating musical path!
study with dialogos
Since its foundation in 1997, Dialogos, the vocal ensemble directed and created by Katarina Livljanic, has emerged as one of the most outstanding and original medieval music ensembles of the new generation. The ensemble’s projects link new musicological research with an innovative approach to medieval music performance, a theatrical dimension, and an expressive musicality. Dialogos is composed of women’s or men’s vocal ensembles, depending on each specific project.
Since its first projects, Dialogos has been acclaimed by critics (in journals such as The New York Times, Early Music America, Le Monde, Le Figaro, El País, The Guardian...) and performed in the most prestigious concert halls and festivals worldwide (Lincoln Center, Festival of Saintes, Utrecht, Ambronay, Royal Festival Hall of London, Metropolitan Museum of New York, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Boston Early Music Festival, Edinburgh Festival...), including radio and television broadcasts.
Five recordings, published by labels such as Arcana, Sony-BMG, Ambronay Editions, and Empreinte Digitale, have received numerous press distinctions in international music magazines, including Diapason d’or, Choc du Monde de la musique and Goldberg 5 stars.
Current programs of the ensemble focus on medieval repertoires: plainchant, early polyphony and musical theatre. Among the theatrical programs, there is a Glagolitic Tondal’s Vision, awarded the prestigious Diapason d’or de l’année, the Coup de coeur by the Académie Charles Cros and the Edinburgh International Festival Angel Award in 2009. Judith, a staged production of a biblical story from medieval Dalmatia received the award of the Split Festival (Croatia) for the best musical performance in 2007. A DVD release of this program is planned in 2012-2013. Among other programs, Chant Wars, a coproduction with the ensemble Sequentia, is centered on Carolingian chant and local traditions in Europe in the 9th and 10th centuries. Abbo Abbas offers an innovative vision of 11th-century English polyphony. One of the recent projects, Dalmatica, prepared in collaboration with Kantaduri, a group of traditional cantors from Croatia, was premiered in 2008 at the Ambronay Festival where Dialogos was in a three-year residency between 2006 and 2009.
Barlaam & Josaphat, was premiered in Cologne (Germany) in June 2009, in the WDR3 early music concert series.
Dialogos is an ensemble-in-residence at the Royaumont Foundation (2011-13).
Dialogos receives a subsidy from DRAC Ile-de-France – French Ministry of culture and communication. Mécénat Société Générale is the principal patron of the ensemble.
• 19 October 2013, 8 pm
Les Dominicains de Haute Alsace, France
• 7 November 2013, 8 pm
De Bijloke, Gent, Belgium
• 15 December 2013, 5 pm
Forum Alte Musik Köln, Germany
Mécénat Musical Société Générale is the principal patron of the ensemble.