The Collectif ARP was created a year ago by Clotilde Trouillaud, Cristine Mérienne, Alice Soria-Cadoret and Nikolaz Cadoret. It was built on a simple idea, to develop their harp activities together. Tristan Le Govic joined them a few months later and Nathalie D’Alcantara, Jean-Yves Cadoret and Philippe Dos accompany them in their projects.
Production, development and diffusion
The Collectif ARP is a group of musicians aiming to reach music amateurs as well as neophytes. Though the harp is a common denominator; the love of music lies at the heart of their art, before the instrument, and is skillfully expressed in many forms: acoustic, electric, contemporary, classical, traditional, improvised... a little something for everyone.
The Five aim to promote the multi-faceted nature of their music by sharing their experience, enthusiasm and time. Their watchword: to give more visibility to an instrument that is still quiet on today’s music scene by opening up new horizons and other artistic and musical networks. These harpists are artists first and foremost, whose music breaks preconceptions and reasserts the versatile qualities of the harp.
After just a few months of running, the group has already taken part in many events such as concerts in Brest (Festival of Brittany), Vannes (European Film Meetings) Quelven (Aux Anges), Paris (The Vaults). This summer, a Celtic and classical harp workshop will be given in Douarnenez from the 7th till the 9th of August. From October, monthly workshops will be held, more concerts and new events will be organised around the harp, including the official release of The Breton Harp Anthology in Carhaix, October the 11th, which will bring together the finest harpists in Brittany.
Collectif ARP official website