Belem & Barbara Furtuna (Ad Lucem)
When the sprays of the North Sea gently stroke the shores of the timeless Mediterranean
"Ad Lucem" is a startling alliance of artists that nothing in their respective path has destined them to collaborate.
One the one side, Didier Laloy and Kathy Adam form the Belem duo featuring diatonic accordion and cello. Both are Belgian musicians of rare virtuosity. Their accomplice duo result of a long experience made of many collaborations, which gave their creations an unexpected density and richness.
On the other side, Barbara Furtuna, a Corsican vocal quartet, has kept on hitting stages all over the world for fifteen years. Their music comes from a centuries-old tradition. They now enrich their own compositions, giving them a very personal color. We have had also the thrill of hearing them in prestigious collaborations with L'Arpeggiata or Plácido Domingo.
The crossroad of these two strong cultural identities gives a subtle music where everyone manages to maintain his soul and can rely on the other to lift it. Each party alternately fades and meets again throughout this musical repertoire made of incredible harmonic content.
The six musicians take pleasure in confronting their world; this can be seen and heard. They share with us the precious alchemy of a powerful and luminous music that takes us away from our daily realities.
Didier Laloy : diatonic accordion
Kathy Adam : cello
Jean-Pierre Marchetti : voice (terza)
André Dominici : voice (bassu)
Jean-Philippe Guissani : voice (bassu, contracantu)
Maxime Merlandi : voice (seconda)