THE ALPHABET-PRIMER BESTIARY
A CD & book by Artifices Ensemble made with children from 3 to 10 years old.
Alice Julien-Laferrière, violin ad artistic direction/ Etienne Bazola, singing and tambourine / Matthieu Bertaud, flutes/ Julie Dessaint, bass viol/ Takahisa Aida, harpsichord/ Aristide Moari, composition
Release 19th November 2020 – book and cd – reference SEA 05 -run time 41’- Label : Seulétoile – Distributing company : Socadisc ISBN 3770020083068 – Amalia Diffusion et Rendez-vous avec la nature ISBN 9780201379624
CD & book, printed and made in France
The book and CD : The alphabet primer bestiary is the result of a rich and busy year in the schools of La Chaux (71) and Raddon-Breuchotte (70). To achieve this project, the musicians shared a place to live and work. It was carried out by highly motivated artists, teachers and pupils! Cécile Desbois, Armelle Bossière, Adeline Ruel, Lucien Julien-Laferrière, Catherine Weissmann and the teachers, worked with the children.
In the book, there are :
A lot of animals. They are exactly 26 ! It’s called a bestiary
The animals are listed in alphabetical order, so this is an alphabet primer.
Animals, printed with illuminated letters can be found in the poems : rondos, nursery rhymes, songs, ballads, stories.
The texts, written by the children are next to the ones by Guillaume Apollinaire and Jean de la Fontaine. In the record you can find some musical pieces (no baroque !) sung and played by a group of musicians with harpsichord, bass viol, flutes and violin.