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Les Tombées de la nuit and une Cathédrale dans la ville present
Ensemble Minisym and Florence Rousseau
Tribute to Moondog
By conjuring the past to better explain the present and see into the future, the fiercely solitary yet universal repertoire of Moondog reconciles the New and Ancient Worlds.

As a specialist in the works of Moondog, Amaury Cornut overcame the separation between theory and practice by creating Minisym in Nantes in the spring of 2013. Since then, the ensemble has been giving full sound to the little-known and sometimes never-before-heard songs of the most undefinable genius of modern classical music, with a new and unique instrumentalised spin.

On 15 April, the walls of Saint-Etienne Church will resonate with the music of the contemporary composer’s musical compositions for organ. The Minisym ensemble will play pieces composed by Moondog for this majestic instrument, without using an organ. Meanwhile, Florence Rousseau, the organist at Rennes Cathedral and co-director of the La Route des Orgues festival in Saint-Malo, will play some of the artist’s unknown compositions on the Pesce organ.

This Sunday will be the opportunity to discover the Minisym Ensemble following its performance at the church in Le Rheu during the 2015 edition of Les Tombées de la Nuit, and to hear pieces never played or recorded during the American composer’s life.


Hélène Checco : violon, Benjamin Jarry : violoncelle, Charles-Henry Beneteau : théorbe et guitare, Gaëlle Coulon : Organetto médiéval, Alexis Degrenier : vielle à roue et percussions, Amaury Cornut : harmonium et grosse caisse

Sunday 15 April 2018
16:00 > 17:30
Eglise Saint-Etienne (Bas des Lices), Carrefour Jouaust, Rennes

10€ Normal Price / 4€ Sortir ! Price
Destination Rennes Tickets : 02 99 67 11 66 | More information > 02 99 32 56 56

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