Electronic Analog, & Digital Synthesis, medieval chant specialist, Roots Folk, Mid 20th French Chanson
"Idrîsî was a Muslim cartographer educated in Cordoba. By invitation of Norman King Roger II, he travelled to Sicily and created a revolutionary world map. With his rigour, practice of ancient Ptolemean principles and modern techniques, intertwining points of views, and determination to represent both the West and East, he created a uniquely modern depiction of our world.
Idrîsî Ensemble believes in the inter-connectedness of our lands, people and musical practices. Our role is to represent ourselves beyond myths of foundational purity, towards a cultural syncretism embodied in manuscripts and practices, through ancient, contemporary, oral or written traditions. We are currently working towards a new performance practice of troubadour music (and trobairitz poetry) using principles of tuning and ornamentation found in Old Roman, Byzantine, and Mediterranean repertoires." (from idrisiensemble.com)