Saturday Concerts

World Polyphonies

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In the West, it is often thought that popular forms of music from the oral tradition are constructed using basic compositional techniques. It is thus assumed that only classical-music works entail certain levels of complexity and a significant level of elaboration in regard to their musical parameters. This series questions this assumption. Three concerts by a cappella vocal quartets from diverse geographical origins will serve to confirm the level of sophistication that some polyphonic traditions from different parts of the world have reached, in particular in their treatment of harmony.

Concerts in this series