Liturgie profane

Marthe & Verbnoe Voskresenie

A blend of jazz, rebetiko and Siberian vocal polyphony


Florent Briqué Trumpet
Alexis Moutzouris Saxophone
Lucas Territo Bass
Damien Bernard Drum kit
Mariia Khanykova, Olga Irisova, Nadezhda Prokopenko Vocals

The Marthe ensemble offers a resolutely contemporary form of jazz, which draws on traditional Greek music and rebetika in particular. For this creation in 2020, Marthe is joining up with the Russian female vocal trio Verbnoe Voskresenie and illustrator Thomas Brosset. The work of these artists from Siberia is based on the traditional Russian religious and secular repertoire, with a special interest in the seasonality of music and ancestral instruments. Their musical world has found a particular affinity with the ensemble Marthe, through Orthodox culture and its Byzantine songs in particular, bringing them together and opening up a shared creative space.