In this week video, you will meet Barlaam, Josaphat’s spiritual master. He presents himself at Josaphat’s door, disguised as a merchant from a distant land and tells he has
This week, you will see a short excerpt from the Italian source of Barlaam and Josaphat. It is a 14th century Leggenda di Santo Giosafà, by Neri Di Landoccio Pagliaresi, Sienese nobleman and refined poet, Ste Catherine of Siena’s personal secretary.
In the new episode of our Barlaam & Josaphat marathon, you will hear more about the transformation process - from a multitude of medieval versions and translations of this legend into a concert programme of the ensemble Dialogos.
In this week’s episode of our Barlaam & Josaphat story, a christianized version of Buddha’s life, you will hear more about Josaphat's confined life and his liberation.
Every Thursday at 4 pm, we invite you to discover the history of Barlaam & Josaphat in several videos throughout the confinement on our Facebook page, by email and now also on our website.
Our programme Swithun was recorded at the Noirlac Abbey (in October 2019) by Alban Moraud. The result of this collaboration will be released in 2021 by Arcana – Outhere Music. Discover the magnificent polyphonies of Winchester carried by the voices of the Dialogos singers.
The video of Barlaam & Josaphat, staging by Yoshi OIda and videos by Tom Schenk, was filmed during the premiere at Musée Guimet on the 11th May 2019 in Paris.
Browse our multimedia project (CD & ebook) about the Barlaam & Josaphat legend published by Arcana - Outhere Music.
This programme’s trailer has been filmed at the Laus Polyphoniae festival in Antwerpen.
Katarina Livljanic was commissioned by Thierry Pécou and the Ensemble Variances to create the piece Kokla Kokabula at Noirlac abbey in June 2018.