Les Cris de Paris, Geoffroy Jourdain
The ensemble Les Cris de Paris, conceived and founded by Geoffroy Jourdain, devotes itself to vocal art in all its forms. It takes a strong interest in creating innovative concerts and musical spectacles in the company of directors, actors, choreographers and visual artists. The original projects that appear in the cultural seasons of Les Cris de Paris explore the most varied vocal repertories and aesthetics, and frequently combine contemporary music with early music.
Geoffroy Jourdain pursues a double career as a musicologist and interpreter of the Baroque repertory, Italian in particular. He is widely recognised today for his eclecticism and his commitment to contemporary creation.
He has commissioned and premiered many vocal works by Beat Furrer, Oscar Strasnoy, Ivan Fedele, Silvia Borzelli, Marta Gentilucci, Philippe Hurel, Wolfgang Mitterer, Thierry Escaich, Johannes Maria Staud, Jérôme Combier, Zad Moultaka, Oliver Beer…
Since March 2015, he has been joint director of La Pop (Quai de Loire, Paris), a hub for the creation, production and broadcasting of innovative musical shows, with Olivier Michel, the administrator of Les Cris de Paris.
Geoffroy Jourdain is a laureate of both the Fondation Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet and the Fondation Marc de Montalembert.
For its activities as a whole, Les Cris de Paris receives financial support from the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication/Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Île-de-France and from the Ville de Paris, with the status of an ensemble conventionné and a Compagnie à Rayonnement National et International. Since 2015, the activities of Les Cris de Paris have been supported by the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller and Mécénat Musical Société Générale.
Les Cris de Paris also enjoys annual support from the Sacem and Musique Nouvelle en Liberté, and support for specific projects from the Fondation Orange, the Onda, the Spedidam, the Adami, the FCM and the Institut Français.
The group is “associate artist” of the Fondation Singer-Polignac, and is a resident artist at the Opéra de Reims, at the salle Ravel in Levallois and at the Centre des Arts d'Enghien-les-Bains.
Les Cris de Paris is a member of the Futurs Composés network, the Bureau Export and the Profedim.