Marie-Frederique Girod soprano Violaine Le Chenadec soprano Nolwenn Le Guern viola da gamba Etienne Galletier theorbo & baroque guitar Franck-Emmanuel Comte organ & director Ravi Prasad voice, bulbul tarang & kanjira Patrick Rudant flutes Soumik Datta sarod Francois Couperin Lecons de Tenebres Raga d'Inde Alaap, Jor et Jhala Two cultures, two religions, a common poetry... Marking the death of Christ, Francois Couperin's three Tenebrae settings are based on a poetic and sombre text imbued with solitude. In North and South India, the night also has its musical homage, through the raga of darkness. Thus, this concert alternates the work of the composer of Louis XIV with a raga from the traditional Indian repertoire. The melismas of the bansuri flute will alternate with the two baroque sopranos, in a haunting and aerial dialogue. In this concert French and British musicians come together from both the Western and Indian classical traditions.