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The cocktail of intoxicating Vox Clamantis

Specialized since its beginnings in gregorian chant, the choir Estonian Vox Clamantis has quickly emancipated from the boundaries of sacred song. This ensemble directed by Jann-Eik Tulve was indeed addicted to the minimalist music of their fellow countryman, the famous composer Arvo Pärt.

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today, the works of the composer Cyrillus Kreek, Estonian, too, that Vox Clamantis explores. Disappeared in 1962 and was trained at St. Petersburg, the composer has drawn throughout his life his inspiration in the songs of the folklore of baltic.

By his knowledge of harmony and orchestration, he was able to give to these melodies, secular and sacred their letters of nobility, raising them to the rank of 'serious' music. Vox Clamantis dedicated to these works their new album, The Suspended Harp of Babel, released on ECM, which also includes interludes of Marco Ambrosini composed especially for this recording.

The result is a heady cocktail of air that mixes folk themes in contemporary creations. The mixture is daring, but works wonderfully. Jann-Eik Tulve, which is expressed in perfect French to the result of his years spent in France Choeur gregorian de Paris, was returned in 1996 to Tallinn to found Vox Clamantis. The group today unanimously by the quality of his performances. A seventh album not to be missed.

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