Did you say improvisation ? 

  

Improvising, in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, often means singing upon the book, but also cantare all'improvviso,  hechar contrapunto,  sortisare, organizare... but also singing upon the hand. 

 

A. Sumner 

The Coclico ensemble 

 The Coclico ensemble, founded in 2014, brings together professional singers specialized in Renaissance and medieval music and improvisation. 

  

In concert, the ensemble revives the improvised polyphonies of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, restoring to life the organa, hymns, French chansons from the court of Burgundy, motets, psalms, songs of the Renaissance, Italian lauds, English carols, etc… 

  

In a spirit musical and playful, as well as paedagogical, the  members of the ensemble share their enjoyment of improvisation through concerts, spectacles and lectures with musical illustrations.