ADIASTEMA is a Swiss ensemble made up of seven good friends that are very appreciated singers, known to possess particular vocal charactiristics as well as professional voice.
The name ADIASTEMA is  referred to the Middle Age music script made of marks that are necessary for interpretation but absolutely without any sort of detail regarding the higth of the tones notes.
From its very beginning the ensemble has focused its attention on the western sacred monody with the unique desire to recognize and highlight  peculiarities drawn by the geographic area as well as the historical period of reference. The age periods considered go from the VII  to the XVII centrury covering the Middle Age to the Baroque. No other form of music can be compared to the sacred christian monody for its faithful preserving of its essence despite the large time span as well as its need to adapt to new tastes, uses, fashiones and especially ecclesiastical prescripions.

The experience of the ensembles members is due particularly to the concert activity in most of European countries, USA and Latin America as well as the participation to important festivals and reviews with a special consideration to the audience that has always acclaimed enthusiastically  their performances.



Ensemble Adiastema

The ensemble was founded and leaded by the gregorian musician Giovanni Conti, follower of the famous swiss gregorian Luigi Agustoni from which he inherited the desire to contemplate the intuitions and  insights of the french Eugene Cardine through many activities.
Known as Music Producer for the Swiss Radiotelevision, Gregorian and  Paleographic music professor at the Italian Swiss Music University and professor (degree in musicology) at the Parma University. He undertakes several courses among which  some are sponsored by the AISCGre in Cremona.
He has also collaborated in many music radio/tv productions such as Austrian Television ORT,  the Swiss Radio and Television, Polska Tv, Nippon Television and ZDF and Vatican Television.
He recorded for different discographic companies: JVC, Ares, Naxos, Paoline Audiovisivi, Chgc, Amadeus, Classic voice, ARTS e Dynamic, receiving positive outstanding comments on the part of the expert critics. 
He is Vicepresident of the Italian section of the International Association of Gregorian Chant Studies (AISCGre) and is enrolled as a member of the International Directive Council of the AISCGre. He is member of the Directive Council of the REMA Reseau Europeen de Musique Ancienne at the French Ministry of Culture. He is the successorof Luigi Agustoni as the leader of the Cantus Gregoriani Helvetici Cultores.



Giovanni Conti

Adiastema is presented with its basic organic staff that can be enriched with further vocal formations and instrumental collaborations acording to the repertoire and the historical period considered
During the musical seasons 2008 and 2009 the ensemble presented in concert with great success the monodic repertoire embedded  in a Reinassance performance practice using music instruments highlighting an alternative practice, in synergy with poliphonic realities offering at the Concilio di Trento a cross-section of contemporary liturgies.
In the seasons 2010-2011-2012 Adiastema received other positive remarks from the music critics and the audience for the international production regarding the spiritual, mistic and musical opera of Ildegarda di Bingen and the revival fo the practice of the cantus planus in the special context of the poliphonic T. L. De Victoria whose 400 years memorial will be celebrated in 2011. All of this was held at the Festival  Sierra Musical – El  Escorial – Madrid, Festival Internazionale di Magadino – Switzerland, Festival per il Cinquecentenario dell’organo di Trevi – Italy, Cantar di Pietre – Switzerland, Aurea Materia – Italy.


Ensemble Adiastema