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, building the bridges between ancient, contemporary, oral and written traditions. We are currently working towards a new performance practice of troubadour and trobairitz music using principles of tuning and ornamentation found in Old Roman, Byzantine and Mediterranean repertoires.