Jean-Claude ACQUAVIVA - François ARAGNI - Jean-Do BIANCO - Petr'Antò CASTA - Paul GIANSILY - 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). 
  
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. »

NEWS

© Armand Luciani

A Filetta et Conductus © Karl Heinz Sollbauer
A Filetta en concert le 6 juillet au Festival L'Air du Temps !
QUELQUES NOUVELLES D'A FILETTA…
Après plusieurs mois d'arrêt forcé en raison d'une crise sanitaire mondiale, nous reprenons bientôt la route avec de nouveaux projets…

Nous vous retrouverons dans un premier temps en Italie aux côtés de l'ensemble Conductus puis direction le sud de la France où nous présenterons Oedipe Roi | Bastia | La peur n'est pas une vision du monde de Noël Casale. En plus de ce projet théâtral, nous remonterons sur scène pour retrouver les danseurs des Ballets de Monte-Carlo pour une reprise d'In Memoriam, l'ensemble Constantinople, mais aussi l'Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Jean-François Heisser, Bruno Coulais et Didier Sandre de la Comédie Française lors d'une date unique cet été !
 

 




TOURNEE VILLES EN SCENE
Tournée "Villes en scène" avec le Département de la Manche :

23 janvier : Carentan-les-Marais - Eglise - 20h30
24 janvier : Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët - Eglise - 20h30
25 janvier : Tessy-sur-Vire - Eglise Saint Pierre - 20h30
26 janvier : Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte - Abbaye - 15h00

 




PUZ/ZLE (CHOREGRAPHIE : SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI) à HONG-KONG
Présentation de Puz/zle au Kwai Tsing Theatre, Hong-Kong, le vendredi 13 et samedi 14 décembre 2019 !

Chorégraphie : Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Avec : Niku Chaudhari, Tsuki Kosuki, Michael Mega Watts, Sanghun Lee, Damien Fournier, Louise Michel Jackson, Denis Koone, Nemo Oeghoede, Elias Lazaridis, Vittoria De Ferrari Sapetto, Jason Kittelberger
et Kazunari Abe, Fadia Tomb El-Hage

 
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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