A stroll around the Marais following a series of virtuoso soloists. The intense, breath taking programs provide an ideal context to discover today’s music. The themes of duality and dazzling speed punctuate these promenades.
La Maison de l'Europe in Paris - 3:30pm and 5:00pm
Geneviève Strosser and Philippe Berrod will open the "double entente" series running throughout the IRCAM season: two works are in question, one of which has already been played. The theme of duality is persistently present; the viola in George Aperghis is picked up within the second version of Volte-Face, intensified by the tape; the clarinet in Pierre Boulez becomes the shadow of its shadow in Dialogue de l’ombre double, a classic of the contemporary repertoire.
Geneviève Strosser, viola. Philippe Berrod, clarinet.
Centre culturel suédois - 3:30pm and 5:00pm
For his escapade into the realm of pure virtuosity, Irvine Arditti attacks the instrumental gymnastics of Salvatore Sciarrino’s caprices. These six pieces make use of Paganini’s technique for harmonic clouds, a world of evanescent passages pervaded by multiple will o' the wisps.
Irvine Arditti, violin.
Espace des Blancs Manteaux - 6:30pm
The Canadian pianist Winston Choï, winner of the International Competition in Orleans, focuses his recital on the piano study genre, presenting Jacques Lenot’s perilous pieces then attacking the relentless difficulties of the Ligeti studies. This incessant exploitation of the mechanics of the piano is also a recurrent theme within the work of Unsuk Chin.
Winston Choï, piano.
Espace de projection, Ircam - 8:30pm
Once back at IRCAM, we return to a theatre panique of words and images, that of Georges Aperghis set to texts by Olivier Cadiot. Via a simple play on mirrors and two small cameras, Tourbillons tricks our senses: a face, several faces, a thousand voices, no one.
Donatienne Michel-Dansac, soprano. Lighting and video: Daniel Lévy. Texts: Olivier Cadiot. A Centre Culturel André Malraux production – Scène nationale de Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy. Presented by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou. Supported by the SACD.
Photo: ©Mikaël Libert
Sunday, June 5, 2005, from 03:30pm / Le Marais, Paris
Copyright Ircam - Centre Pompidou 2005.