Paloma_Linz2013

I am specialized in Medieval Music, both through the theoretical study of its repertoires and its performance as a singer and psaltery player. I´ve been formed mainly in France, but also in Switzerland, Italy and Spain, by some of the best performers and researchers in the field. I am cofounder of various international ensembles with which I regularly perform. In 2011 I started a pedagogical activity, mainly teaching the interpretation of these repertoires in Spain, France and Italy.

 

Next events:

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  • 3rd-4th March 2018: one weekend singing course at the "Escuela de Música Medieval y de Tradición Oral" of Madrid: "TRADICIÓN ORAL y TRADICIÓN MANUSCRITA. Cantar un motete de Guillaume de Machaut (s. XIV)".
  • 29th April 2018: "Mya Senhor Velida", a concert with the ensemble Malandança within the 3rd edition of the Early music festival "ALMantiga", at the Auditorio de la Diputación of Alicante.
  • 26th May 2018: "De las cantigas medievales al canto popular", a concert with the ensemble Cantaderas at the March foundation (Madrid) within its cycle "Los orígenes del canto popular".

 

NeWs:

  • June 2016, "La voz en la Edad Media", an eight chapters long radio broadcast at Radio Clásica (Spanish National Radio RNE), about the voice in Medieval Music.
Photo: Juan Mantilla

Photo: Juan Mantilla

 

Last performances

  • 11th September 2017: "Chantador de mal d'amor", in duo with the harpist Manuel Vilas, at the Museo Diocesano in Santillana del Mar (Cantabria).

Photo: P. Campuzano

 

Ermita rupestre de Santa María de la Cabeza (Ronda, Málaga)

 

Photos: Juan Mantilla

 

  • 30th May 2017: "Veni dilecta mea", a concert with Oiet ensemble at the Saison Valéran de Héman, Meaux, Seine et Marne, France.
  • 29th May 2017: "Lettres d'amour du Moyen Âge" at the Museum of Cluny (Musée de Moyen Âge, Paris) with the actors: Carole Visconti and Xavier Clion, the translator and editor of the book with identical title: Sylvie Lefèvre, and the director of Lettres Gothiques  (Le Livre de Poche): Michel Zink.
  • 25th May 2017: "Virgo sidus aureum. Música a la Virgen y a la dama, amor espiritual-amor humano" , in duo with the harpist Manuel Vilas. Festival de las Tres Culturas, Murcia.

 

 

  • 19th April 2017: Participation at the concert "J. S. Bach: Looking towards the East and West" at the church of Akia Kyriai Chrysopolitissa in Paphos (Cyprus), during the festival "PAFOS 2017/MUSIC AT THE THRESHOLD".
  • 4th-5th Mars 2017: "Lux et umbra. Hildegard von Bingen", a concert in duo with Catherine Schroeder at the Parisian theater La Vieille Grille.
  • 13th November 2016: "Farai un vers (Haré un verso). Música contemporánea a la construcción de la colegiata de Toro (s. XII-XIII)", a concert of the duo Puy de sons d'autrefois at AR&PA 2016, Valladolid.
  • 22nd October 2016: Les Cantigas du Puy-en-Velay, at the beautiful chapel of Saint-Michel d'Aighille, with the Compagnie Orion, directed by Marie-Virginie Cambriels.

Photos: Pascal Hoyer

  • 21st October 2016: Les Cantigas du Puy-en-Velay, at Notre-Dame du Port, Clermont-Ferrand,  with the Compagnie Orion, directed by Marie-Virginie Cambriels.
Photos: Marc Van de Walle

Photos: Marc Van de Walle

Photo: Stéphanie Hammarstrand

  • 6th June 2016. Amours et désirs au Moyen Âge. A show of the duo Carole Visconti-Paloma Gutiérrez del Arroyo, at the parisian museum of Cluny.
Photo: Terence Waterhouse

Photo: Terence Waterhouse

Photo: Pierre Sternberger. After the concert at the beautiful Romanesque church of Asnières-sur-Vègre. L'Entracte.

  • 13th March 2016. Oiet ensemble (trio): "Au renouveler du jolis temps" Gargenville (Île de France).
  • 5th December 2015. St Savin Abbey. "L'amour au Moyen Âge : d'Abélard à Yseult" in duo with the comedienne Carole Visconti.

Photos: EPCC Saint-Savin sur Gartempe...

 ...  et Vallée des Fresques' Abbey


Photo: Patrick Borgia

 

  • 27th September. Concert and recording (27th-30th September) at Conques Abbey (France) with the ensemble "La compagnie Orion".

Photo: Olivier Feraud

  • 26th June 2015. « Au temps des cathédrales, musique pour saint Louis », a concert with "Le Jardin des délices" ensemble. Ste-Marthe's church, Tarascon (France).
  • 8th March 2015. Montbard (Borgondy). "Hildegard von Bingen. Lux et umbra". Concert in duo with the singer Catherine Schroeder.

Photo: Keren Molinier


  • 20th January 2015, "La légende de Mélusine", a performance in duo with Raphaële Soumagnas (ensemble Oiet) at the school Françoise Dolto (Lamorlaye, Picardie).
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  • 3rd June 2014. 20h30, Temple de Meaux; 15th June 2014. 17h, Musée de provins et du Provinois, program: « PARIS GOTHIQUE. Monodies et Polyphonies du XIIIème siècle ». Ensemble Contrafacta, directed by Brigitte Lesne and Raphaël Picazos.
  • 30th May 2014. « Le clunisois entre ombre et lumière ; soirée littéraire et musicale ». Cluny (Burgundy).
  • 18th January 2014. Concert of Oiet. Fêtes de l’âne, festival des arts. Sens, France.

Photo: Hervé Letourneur

Photo: Juan Mantilla

  • 8th September 2013. Stanjel, Slovenia. Oiet ensemble. Dnevi stare glasbe festival-Musica Cortese festival. Veni dilecta mea/Pridi, moja ljubljena. Mistična in človeška ljubezen v srednjeveški glasbi.
  • 21th  July 2013. Moutiers, Burgundy. Duo Elodie Mourot and Paloma Gutiérrez del Arroyo. Les fresques de Moutiers en musique. 
  • 20th July 2013. Druyes-les-belles-Fontaines, Burgundy. Duo Elodie Mourot and Paloma Gutiérrez del Arroyo. Histoires de la Bible en musique. Musiques écrites et improvisées des XII et XIIIèmes siècles.
  • 1st  June 2013. 31ème festival d´Art Sacré de Champeaux. Duo Catherine Schroeder and Paloma Gutiérrez del Arroyo. Hildegard von Bingen. Fontaine de vie.

Photo: Gérard Gallon

  • 17th April 2013.  Église de Notre Dame. Cluny, Burgundy, « Art Sacré - Cluny. Pentecôte 2013. Naissance d´un festival ». Oiet ensemble. « Au renouveler du joli temps »
  • 9th February 2013. Chalon-sur-Saône, Burgundy. Compagnie Théâtre 5, duo with the actor Philippe Borrini. « La Passion de Marie » of Charles Péguy.
  • 3rd February 2013. St Germain l´Auxerrois, Paris. Oiet ensemble. “Au renouveler du joli temps. Musique vocale des XIIe aux XIVe siècles à voix de femmes
  • 27th November 2012. Toulouse, Auditorium Saint-Pierre des Cuisines. Sponsus, a contemporary music oratory composed by Sasha Zamler-Carhart. Festival Déodat de Séverac. http://sasha.zamler-carhart.com/music/?work=sponsus
  • 8th and 9 th September 2012. Église de Saint-Martin. Chapaize, Burgundy. Compagnie Théâtre 5, duo with the actor Philippe Borrini. « La Passion de Marie » of Charles Péguy.
  • 26th May 2012. St-André de l´Europe, Paris. Ensemble “Parchemins et par voies”. Program: “Au renouveler du joli temps. Musique vocale des XIIe aux XIVe siècles à voix de femmes“.
  • 12th and 13 th April 2012. Cité Universitaire Internationale de Paris (Maison d´Espagne) and Université Paris-Sorbonne (Grande amphithéâtre du centre Malesherbes). Ensemble Puy de sons d´autrefois in collaboration with other ten singers in the project: “La musique couronnée. Un puy du XIIIe siècle et son concours de trouvères”, based on my research for both masters followed in Paris. 
  • 8th April 2012. Notre-Dame de la Salette, Paris. Ensemble “Parchemins et par voies”. Program: “Asoirolg O gloriosa. Motets estranges et musique ornée dans l'Allemagne de la fin du XVe siècle ”.
  • 22nd February 2012. convent of l´Annonciation, Paris. Ensemble “Parchemins et par voies”. Program: “Asoirolg O gloriosa. Motets estranges et musique ornée dans l'Allemagne de la fin du XVe siècle ".
  • 2nd February 2012. Ca´Rezzonico Museum, in Venice. Ensemble Puy de sons d´autrefois. Presentation of the new program “La musica di Guillaume de Machaut nei codici veneti del XIV e XV sec.”.

 

 

Recent musical activity

  • I am cofounder of two ensembles, on which my musical activity is mainly focused, and with which I keep on studying and discovering the medieval repertoire: Puy de sons d´autrefois” (2007) and “Oiet” (2012).
  • Recently, I've cofounded a new and exciting ensemble: Cantaderas (2015), devoted to Spanish traditional music and to specific Early Music repertoires related to it.
PUY DE SONS D'AUTREFOIS. Toledo, Spain, 2008. Photo: Juan Mantilla

PUY DE SONS D'AUTREFOIS. Toledo, Spain, 2008. Photo: Juan Mantilla

“Puy de sons d´autrefois”, founded in 2007, approaches sacred and secular music, both vocal and instrumental, of the XIIth, XIIIth and XIVth, creating programmes where some aspect of the epoch is evoked by its music and texts such as: "The Woman in the Middle Ages. Testimony in Music"; "Love, Myth and Symbol in the Reina  Codex"; "Urganda the Unknown . Magic in Medieval Iberia"; "Musical life at the Serenissima in the XIVth and XVth centuries. Francesco Landini & Johannes Ciconia"; "La musique couronnée. Un puy du XIIIe siècle et son councours de trouvères";  "La musica de Guillaume de Machaut nei Codici veneti del XIV e XV secolo", or the pedagogical programmes: “The Legend of the Maiden and the Unicorn”; “From Neums to White Notation. The Evolution of Musical Writing in the Middle Ages”. The ensemble has performed in Spain, France, Portugal and Italy.

OIET. Terrassa, Spain, 2014

OIET. Stanjel, Slovenia, 2013

Oiet, an ensemble created by Raphaële Soumagnas and myself, resulting from a previous project called “Parchemins et par voies” started in 2010 by a group of students from the Paris-Sorbonne Medieval Music Practice Master. Oiet has been focused on vocal programmes, with variable configurations, being the latest: “Au renouveler du joli temps. Musique vocale des XIIe aux XIVe siècles à voix de femmes“ for three singers, “Veni dilecta mea. L´amour mystique et l´amour humain dans la musique au Moyen Âge“, also for three singers (mixed voices) and "O Mundi lampas, Sainte Marie-Madeleine, une fête au XIIe siècle" for four singers (mixed voices). The ensemble has been in residence at the "Cité de la voix" (Vézelay, Burgundy) on July 2014.

Demo of the ensemble Oiet, registered on July 2014 at the roman Basilica Saint Mary Magdalene of Vézelay (Burgundy) by Elsa Desjardins, from the music label: CORDES ET AMES. Singers: Vincent Pislar, Raphaële Soumagnas, Mathias Spoerry and Paloma Gutiérrez del Arroyo.

CANTADERAS. Pigna, France, 2016. Photo: Rainald Schückens

CANTADERAS. Pigna, France, 2016. Photo: Rainald Schückens

Cantaderas is a new ensemble created by Ana Arnaz in 2015. It is devoted to Spanish traditional music and its relationship with specific Medieval repertoires, and, more generally, with specific Early Music repertoires. It is composed of four singers: Ana Arnaz, Anne-Marie Lablaude, June Telletxea and myself, the all of us coming from Early Music singing studies and having all worked with the specialist Dominique Vellard. The premiere took place in the 2016's edition of the Festivoce of Pigna, Corsica.

Collaborations: I perform or have performed with the Spanish ensemble “Ars Combinatoria”, the Italian ensembles: “La Frottola” and “La Reverdie”, and the French ensembles and projects: "Dialogos", “Azalaïs”, “Contrafacta”, "Le Jardin des Délices", "La compagnie Orion" and “Rosace”. In duo with the singers: Catherine Schroeder and Elodie Mourot, the harpist Manuel Vilas, the multi-instrumentalist Bill Cooley, with the actor Philippe Borrini (www.borriniphilippe.fr) and with the story teller: Carole Visconti.  I've also collaborated with the Cum Jubilo ensemble, assuming the artistic co-direction of their latest recording, which took place on November 2015 at the Fontevraud Abbey (France).