Pluto-ensemble Variable Vocal

music for the soul

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a new program around Phillips the Good’s chivalric order of the Golden Fleece. Trumpets, drums, 4 singers, fiddles, harp, lute, will take you on a musical search to the mistery of the Golden Fleece.

Music by : Cardot, Grenon, Malbecque, Fontaine, Dufay, Binchois, Caron, Regis

  • Trumpets & nakers,
  • Binchois’ Kyrie & Veni Creator, and
  • a worldpremiere of “Lauda Syon, roris vellus”, an original Officium-text 1458 from the Golden Fleece-Archives put on music of Johannes REGIS !

video © Yves Gervais 2015

Mer- trailer

Mer- is a piece for five dancers and five singers, built on Requiem-music and other renaissance music. The music is executed by Marnix De Cat's Pluto Ensemble, who are specialized in early music. This creation is meant for both theatre spaces and alternative spaces such as churches.

The Pluto-ensemble, with its inspirator Marnix De Cat grounded in the early tradition of the Franco-Flemish Polyphony, is founded to perform music based on Truth of the human being, with a message of beauty and joy. The name comes from the 'dwarf'-planet 'Pluto', the third mistery-planet of the Aquarius-era. After Uranus and Neptunus, influencing the heart and the mind, Pluto is the re-creator of man as a higher being.

The ensemble also wants to open other musical fields. From the 14th century Ars Nova and Ars Subtilior, over the Golden Renaissance from Flanders to Italy, France, Germany and England, Polyphony keeps up it’s remarkable and exciting way to tease the ears. Over classical polyphonic structures, we also pass the Barock-period and meet Fux, Biber, Tuma, Bach... Ending in contemporary polyphonic music in minimal and repetitive music. All the way the sound of polyphony sets each individual musician at a point of surrender to the unity of the sound, keeping his own flow and identity.

What a joy to join that music making, what a feast to listen to :-)

vocal soloists :

Kristen Witmer, Doro Mields, Griet De Geyter, Annelies Van Gramberen, Lore Binon, Katelijne Van Laethem, Marnix De Cat, Kevin Skelton, Thomas Hobbs, Tore Denys, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Vincent Lesage, Adriaan De Koster, Tiemo Wang, Harry van der Kamp, Arnout Malfliet ...

The Cloud Upon the Sanctuary - K. Eckartshausen (Letter 3)

"Our desire, our aim, our office is to revivify the dead letter, and to spiritualise the symbols, turn the passive into the active, death into life; but this we cannot do by ourselves but through the spirit of light of Him who is Wisdom and the Light of the world."

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