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.
Katarina Livljanić, Christel Boiron, Clara Coutouly and Caroline Gesret have (...) captivated the audience by these ancient canticles from the Romanesque period and their meaning. (...) The refined voices of Dialogos’ singers sounded harmoniously in the choir of the abbey and in the hearts of a deeply enchanted public. The excellent idea to project the translations as supertitles, contributed to the understanding of the story. The last words uttered by the singers were: "why more words, why more?" Singing can be a wonderful alternative to speaking: Dialogos proved it.
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.