Three perspectives on light, on shadows, on lyricism. Julia Blondeau, finishing her PhD at IRCAM, uses electronics like a "beam of light, a double, a flexible and reactive counterpoint, capable of following and anticipating the performance of four soloists and create a connection among their different temporalities". Electronics become their own figure, beyond a simple augmentation of instruments. Philippe Schœller, without technology, inaugurates a future series dedicated to the god of roads and navigations: Hermes. A god of writing and messages to give body to a spectral incantation? Finally, Claude Vivier, an ephemeral Canadian composer who passed away at the age of 35 in Paris, carries the melodic line to its most stunning climaxes through his unique exploitation of the sound spectrum, of homophony and heterophony. An archaism of modern times and an expression of a new lyricism.
JULIA BLONDEAU NAMENLOSEN Premiere 2017
commissioned by Françoise and Jean-Philippe Billarant
CLAUDE VIVIER TROIS AIRS POUR UN OPÉRA IMAGINAIRE
PHILIPPE SCHOELLER HERMÈS V Premiere 2017
commissioned by the Ensemble intercontemporain with the support of the Fondation Meyer
Anna Palimina Soprano
Emmanuelle Ophèle Flute
Philippe Grauvogel Oboe
Clément Saunier Trumpet
John Stulz Viola
Matthias Pintscher Conductor
Julia Blondeau, Gilbert NounoIRCAM Computer Music Design
José Echeveste IRCAM-STMS Scientific Advisor (Team Musical Representations)
La création en question n°5/5
Encounter with Julia Blondeau and Gilbert Nouno. The role of computer music in creation.
Before the concert, 7pm - Philharmonie, salle des concerts.
Free entry, limited seats available.
Composer (b. 1986)
Composer of mixed music—instrumental and electroacoustic—Julia Blondeau also writes works for theater and is interested in the interaction between instrumental and electroacousti...
Composer (b. 1957)
Philippe Schœller studied under Boulez, Donatoni, and Xenakis. His encounters with Lachenmann, Dutilleux, and Carter were decisive. At IRCAM, he worked on sound synthesis ...
Founded by Pierre Boulez in 1976, the ensemble’s 31 soloists share a passion for 20th and 21st century music. The soloists are employed on permanent contract, enabling them to fulfill the maj...