The composer, guitarist and singer gives Friday, April 19 an unprecedented concert in the abbey of Noirlac (Cher), a highlight of the Printemps de Bourges.
La Croix: How do you feel about giving a concert in the abbey of Noirlac (Cher)?
Rodolphe Burger: Playing at Noirlac is a gift made to me by the Printemps de Bourges. I love the Cistercian abbeys, and this one is particularly beautiful. She is in a staggering state of preservation, time seems not to have done her work of degradation. The acoustics are different in every room, from the refectory to the dormitory. Among other wonders, the abbey of Noirlac is a place thought from the acoustic point of view.
You often perform in places of worship …
RB: I will play soon at the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, I also performed in Strasbourg Cathedral. I like to find myself in these religious buildings, even when sometimes they are no longer consecrated. Thus for “It’s in the Valley”, the small music festival that I take care of, at home in Alsace, we play in the small church of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Haut-Rhin). It is no longer consecrated, but it alternately hosts Lutheran, Calvinist and Catholic Masses, as well as electric or acoustic concerts: it is a magnificent way to occupy it. Continue reading “Spring of Bourges: Rodolphe Burger inspired by the abbey of Noirlac”