Hildegard von Bingen - Guillaume Dufay - Jowan Merckx - Philippe Laloy - Bert Van Laethem


Zefiro Torna

Label: Antarctica
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917731026
Catalog number: AR 010
Releasedate: 30-11-18
- vocal-instrumental ensemble Zefiro Torna, reframing early music in an extraordinary way 
- internationally renowned for its inimitable interdisciplinarity 
- performed by a hybrid collective of musicians who seamlessly shift between ancient, traditional and jazz music
- successor of 'Les Tisserands - In the spirit of the Cathars' and 'O, Monde Aveugle! - Songs for the Apocalyps'
- heartwarming music, referring to ancient traditions and poetry of Baudelaire and Verhaeren
- A balsam for mind and soul, inspired by the power of plants and herbs
This recording is a synesthetic homage to music which explores the passion, lust, love, hallucination, and healing induced by herbs and flowers. It is a sensuous quest for the melting point at which very different repertoires and literatures dissolve into an unctuous and euphonious balsam for the mind and the soul. In its own inimitable interdisciplinarity, the Belgian ensemble Zefiro Torna takes us from Norway to Greece, from Virgil to Emile Verhaeren, and from Hildegard von Bingen and Guillaume du Fay to music newly composed in honor of the power of plants. A truly intoxicating experience.