Eugénie De Mey / Création Thierry De Mey

Songs of exile of Medieval women


Eugénie De Mey Song & artistic direction
Pierre Hamon Flutes
Julien Lahaye Percussion

Discover songs of the Comtessa de Dia, anonymous songs and polyphonies of twelfth and thirteenth-century songbooks, the Codex Las Huelgas, the Vienna Codex... Creation by Thierry De Mey (2020)

This creation gives a singing voice to female poets, trobairitz and trouvères, who were highly active in their time. This is a journey through Medieval France, from the Occitan south, a liberal forerunner, including in terms of its musical aesthetics, to the Oïl dialects of the north, which promoted the art of "finding" and mixing words and sounds to their finest and most precise expression. It brings into resonance various modes of instrumental and vocal performance, through the words of women: women in love, women philosophers, women worried about their absent beloved away on a crusade, women who are sensitive, religious, pragmatic, sensual and incredibly engaging... For this creation – a beautiful intergenerational collaboration – Eugénie De Mey asked her father Thierry to write a contemporary composition to musically accompany one of the many poems of the trobairitz (Occitan female troubadours) that have survived without their music.