Jean-Claude ACQUAVIVA - François ARAGNI - Petr'Antò CASTA - Paul GIANSILY - Stéphane SERRA - Maxime VUILLAMIER
 
A Filetta’s music is a journey… It could be said that it is a polyphonic and vocal proposal which is challenging, audacious and contemporary, even though coming from a powerful oral tradition.
 
It is in 1978 that very young people — among whom teenagers, driven by a strong willingness to contribute to the protection of a declining oral heritage — started their journey… and their journey has been long, sometimes sinuous but always punctuated by discoveries and wonderful encounters. Therefore, the singers gladly confess that « the encounter » is written in their musical DNA. This probably explains why they have never wanted to limit this journey to the perimeter of their roots : encouraged by the tradition they inherited from, they quickly opened to others - other territories, other disciplines, other artists (performers, composers, directors, choreographers). 
 
The repertoire produced today by this vocal sextet is a faithful reflection of what is, since the beginning of the 1980s’, its « forward walk » : a trajectory outlining a movement initiated in a secular orality and asserting itself in the twists and turns of a writing without complex, freed from any filial obligation. Sacred music stands alongside profane songs with multiple influences, films scores with Bruno Coulais, creations for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s choreographies, choruses for an antique tragedy or pieces from a requiem requested by the Saint-Denis Festival.
 
A Filetta’s music is dedicated to a vision of the world rejecting without any ambiguity identitarian closure and the vocal ensemble’s philosophy is encapsulated in this beautiful aphorism by René Char : « The purest harvests are sowed in a ground that does not exist; they get rid of gratitude and only owe to spring. »

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Photo : Armand Luciani / Affiche : Akkimbo


LES CONCERTS DE L'ETE
MERCREDI 12 JUIN
Danse mémoire, danse - Avec Paolo Fresu (Trompette) et Daniele di Bonaventura (Bandonéon)
FABRIANO (It)
VENDREDI 14 JUIN
Danse mémoire, danse - Avec Paolo Fresu (Trompette) et Daniele di Bonaventura (Bandonéon)
Scène Nationale de CHATEAUVALLON (83)

JEUDI 4 JUILLET
Cathédrale Saint Jean Baptiste - 21h30 - CALVI (2B)
LUNDI 15 JUILLET
Eglise - 21h30 - L'OLMU (2B)
SAMEDI 20 JUILLET
Cour du Château - 21h00 - CLERMONT-EN-GENEVOIS (74), Clermont en scènes
DIMANCHE 21 JUILLET
Eglise - 20h30 - LIBRAMONT-CHEVIGNY (Be), Festival Royal Juillet musical de Saint Hubert
VENDREDI 26 JUILLET
Cour du Château - 21h00 - MOUANS-SARTOUX (06), Nuits estivales du Château
SAMEDI 27 JUILLET
Conversation(s) - Avec Fadia Tomb El-Hage
Plage de la Turlure - 21h00 - LABEAUME (07), Labeaume en Musiques

MARDI 6 AOUT
Eglise - 21h30 - MOLTIFAU (2B)
VENDREDI 9 AOUT
Cathédrale Saint Etienne - 21h00 - BOURGES (18), Un été à Bourges
MARDI 13 AOUT
Eglise - 21h30 - LUMIU (2B)

JEUDI 5 SEPTEMBRE
Eglise Saint Dominique - 21h30 - BONIFACIO (2A)
VENDREDI 6 SEPTEMBRE
Eglise - 18h30 - PROPRIANO (2A)
DU MARDI 10 AU SAMEDI 14
Cathédrale Saint Jean-Bapstiste - CALVI (2B), Les Rencontres de Chants Polyphoniques


 

Affiche : Airtoon Design - Corsica


A' CORE DATU : VOYAGE AU COEUR DE LA POLYPHONIE
Experience an exceptional encounter, in small groups and in unique locations, with the band A Filetta.

Upcoming dates : 
10/05/19 - 7pm - Oratoire St Antoine - CALVI
5/06/19 - 7pm - Church - URTACA
28/06/19 - 7pm - Parc de Saleccia - ILE-ROUSSE
4/09/19 - 7pm - Church- BELGODERE
4/10/19 - 7pm - Couvent de Marcassu - CATERI
 
1h30 - 25€ for adults / 20€ for students
Buy tickets : Office de Tourisme d'Ile-Rousse - Office de Tourisme de Calvi - Bureaux d'information touristique d'Algajola, de Lama, du Ghjunsani et de Losari.
Buy tickets online : http://www.ot-ile-rousse.fr/ and http://www.balagne-corsica.com

 

Photo : Armand Luciani


TOURNEE EN BELGIQUE ET AU LUXEMBOURG
MERCREDI 27 FEVRIER :
Conversation(s) avec Fadia Tomb El-Hage (Liban)
Muziekcentrum De Bijloke - 20h00 - GENT

JEUDI 28 FEVRIER :
Eglise de Grembergen - 20h00 - DENDERMONDE

VENDREDI 1er MARS :
Muziekpublique, Théâtre Molière - 20h15 - BRUXELLES

SAMEDI 2 MARS :
Ter Vesten, Cultuurcentrum Beveren - 20h00 - BEVEREN

DIMANCHE 3 MARS :
Eglise Saint-Loup - 17h30 - NAMUR

MARDI 5 MARS :
Centre Culturel De Spil - 20h30 - ROESELARE

MERCREDI 6 MARS :
Philharmonie - 20h00 - LUXEMBOURG

 
PRESS

LIBERATION 

“… A FILETTA have become one of the premier groups in Corsican traditional music thanks to their tenacity, knowledge of Corsican polyphony, above all their constant renewal and the openness of their island repertoire to offshore influences...” 

LE MONDE 

“A show for eleven dancers, seven singers and a musician in which Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui returns to a visual sobriety centred on the dancing body, with a great deal of work on movement and rhythm. The work is also sublimated by the breathtaking majesty of the songs of Corsican vocal ensemble A Filetta and Libanese singer Fadia Tomb El-Hage. (...) The seven voices fill the space like gently blowing up a balloon. A penetration, full of finesse, with a limpid polyphonic texture and an elastic magnitude which takes in both the traditional Corsican and the oriental repertoires of the artists. 

L’HUMANITE 

“Far from fixing the score, the group's polyphony finds its force, on the contrary, in the life and emotions generated by work on the voice timbres of each of its members. Guttural sounds, nasal musicality in certain syllables, mix of intonations... All the art of A Filetta's singers is reinforced by a complex harmony of which only they have the secret.”

L’EXPRESS 

"A FILETTA's voices speak to the skin as much as to the ear... A Filetta sing the soul of their island with a universal talent.” 

LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR 

“They are one of the most sumptuous of Corsican polyphonic groups that can be heard... Without being untrue to themselves, A FILETTA have been able to open their immemorial art to other forms of expression, notably by working on film music with the composer Bruno Coulais…” 

LE FIGARO 

“A Filetta, or the Corsican universe”. “A Filetta conquer new aesthetic territories and invent new forms.” 

LA TERRASSE 

“Independent and creative, A Filetta reaffirm their refusal to let themselves be reduced to being the guardians of the temple of the island's vocal art, fixed and devoted only to heritage, but rather give life to an inspired ensemble, certainly rooted in their native land but all the better to keep their nose to the wind, or as is the case today, look to the sky like the fern from which they have taken their name.” 

MONDOMIX 

 “A Filetta, the open song”. “The seven Corsican singers of the polyphonic group A Filetta have pursued a demanding but open road since 1978, linking an ageless oral culture to written traditions, without forgetting to go out and meet the world."

 

 


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