Idrîsî Ensemble
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FALL 2019


Idrîsî, Idrissi, al-Idrisi, Edrisi

Idrîsî was a Muslim cartographer educated in Cordoba. By invitation of Norman King Roger II, he travelled to Sicily and created a revolutionary world map. With his rigour, practice of ancient Ptolemean principles and modern techniques, intertwining points of views, and determination to represent both the West and East, he created a uniquely modern depiction of our world.

Idrîsî Ensemble promotes an inter-cultural dialogue exploring the bridges between Eastern and Western music, ancient and contemporary works, oral and written traditions. It is currently working towards a new performance practice of troubadour music (and trobairitz poetry) using principles of tuning and ornamentation found in Old Roman, Byzantine, and Mediterranean repertoires.





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