Royaumont Medieval Encounters about the composer Philippe de Vitry

The "Chanter les motets de Philippe de Vitry" project, initiated and run by David Chappuis of the Haute école de musique de Genève since 2017, took on a new dimension on 8 and 9 March, with the organisation of the "Rencontres médiévales de Royaumont" symposium.

In the presence of the Ensemble Arborescence, which is recording its next album at Royaumont (Claves Records label), students in the medieval master's programme at the Haute école de musique of Geneva, the University of Montpellier and Sorbonne University were able to discover and experiment with new digital tools in the service of medieval music, study how it is published in the 21st century and take part in workshops on pronouncing Latin and interpreting 14th-century motets.

Alongside David Chappuis, speakers included Pascale Bourgain (member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Officier de l'Ordre national du Mérite and Commandeur de l'Ordre des Palmes académiques), Cédric Giraud (Professor at the University of Geneva), and Olivier Bettens (historian of prosody, pronunciation and declamation).

The public was invited to hear the results of their work at a free Fenêtre sur cour[s] event at the Abbey last Saturday.

The Fondation Etrillard is delighted to continue to promote medieval music, which is still too little known.