ZIG-ZAG Territoires presenterar sig som följer på sin hemsida:
Do you enjoy music, the search for excellence, for the ‘grain’ of sound, the quest for apt phrasing, for emotion? Do you appreciate music combined with painting? Since 1997, our artistic motivation, our very existence have served these ideals.
Over the seventy recordings we have made so far, Zig-Zag Territoires has explored the Middle Ages, the Baroque, the Classical period, Romanticism and contemporary music.
We have developed the label around musicians who have now achieved widespread recognition with us, including the harpsichordist Blandine Rannou (complete harpsichord works of Rameau, Bach’s French and English Suites, Couperin), the pianists Hélène Couvert and Racha Arodaky, the clarinettist Florent Héau, and the ensemble Musica Nova, and the arrival of artists who already enjoyed an international reputation: Ensemble 415 and Chiara Banchini, Anima Eterna and Jos van Immerseel, Akadêmia and Françoise Lasserre, Micrologus and Patrizia Bovi.
Internet is transforming our relationship with recorded music and with musicians. The virtual world of Internet shatters the record as object into sound files of poor quality, ignoring the attractions of a stimulating editorial approach: the high quality of sound recording and its digital mastering, richly informative booklets, original paintings.
We have grasped the opportunity of the development of DVD to present our work on behalf of music through video – a user-friendly medium fully in tune with current technological transformations. Our first DVD+ has already appeared, devoted to works by Xenakis played by the percussionist Pedro Carneiro.
Keeping faith with our role of mediators between artists and their public, we will be producing ‘making of’ documentaries on some of our recordings, which will allow you to sit in on the sessions and get an insight into our aesthetic approach.
It remains for us to give you a chance to hear our recordings and meet our artists in concert.