Old is no longer what it was
(…) Ensemble Dialogos did not forget that all music - including the very oldest - is mostly the art of storytelling. (…) We went to a concert of early medieval music and came home with stories about perversions, violent acts, murders and miracles.
"Their impressive and refined interpretation immersed us completely in the magical spirit of the Parisian music scene of the early 20th century and they amazed the audience in the ducal palace."
Dalmatica is dialogue in a pilgrimage between Advent and Easter, between two refined ensembles full of beautiful vocal force: men’s ensemble performing Glagolitic chant in church Slavonic language, and the women’s ensemble performing in Latin. These chants have crossed centuries: they exude sunshine and a potent vocality where East and West dialogue in unity.
"No props, no sets, no costumes, no instruments — just four women in black singing about the life of a medieval British saint. Somehow this produced theatre of the highest order; a spectacular demonstration of ensemble founder Katarina Livljanic at her most creative and imaginative"
Energetic Katarina Livljanić and her Ensemble Dialogos (whose concert, presented in a simple theatrical mode, featured ancient epitaphs of Dalmatia and Herzegovina in which the dead speak to the living) (…). All had in common the absence of artifice, restoring to music the first and last word.