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Les Itinérantes

a capella vocal trio

fot. Isabelle Banco

Les Itinérantes is a unique female vocal trio drawing strength from the diversity of its repertoire. Following the path of original arrangements, the singers perform a cappella pieces from all eras in more than thirty languages, taking listeners on a journey as they roam through styles, time and space. Manon Cousin, Pauline Langlois de Swarte and Élodie Pont create an incredibly diverse wealth of sound, wrapping their musical stories like a colourful robe. Their amazing voices, at times soft and heavenly, at times powerful and earthly, blend forgotten tales with original compositions, in languages that have sometimes disappeared or been invented, on a journey where eras intermingle and borders blur. Although they come from very different musical worlds, the artists have combined their various influences – from early music to French chanson – to illustrate the themes that are dear to them: women, nature, travel and imagination. First supported by the Cité de la Voix, then in residence at the CCR d’Ambronay, Les Itinérantes have collaborated with many international artists, such as French soprano Natalie Dessay, Irish composer Michael McGlynn, the ensemble ANÚNA and the Quebec group QW4RTZ. The artists have also performed at festivals in France and abroad: Via Aeterna, Le Rivage des Voix, Festival d’Ambronay, les Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay. Their first album Au Fil de l’Air was released in 2019. Two years later, in collaboration with percussionist Thierry Gomar, they recorded another album entitled Voyages d’Hiver released in 2021 on the Ambronay Éditions label.