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Georges Aperghis "Passwords"

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 01 February 2018

The words used here are devoid of their original meaning and their layout creates an unusual syntax, a kind of a polyphony of meanings that means nothing.

It is this exercise that the piece’s six singers devote themselves to, trying to suppress the combination changes that take place.

Hèctor Parra "Lent comme un rêve"

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 01 February 2018 Lent comme un rêve [Slow like a Dream], composed in August 2015 and based on Jaume Plensa’s homonymous poem, emerges from the artistic world of the Catalan sculptor. Plensa unifies aesthetic form and poetry, the eternal and ephemeral, robustness and fragility like nobody else. 

Neuburger : "Concerto pour piano et orchestre"

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 26 January 2018

In response to the Présences Festival’s commission, Jean Frédéric Neuburger composed a large-scale piano concerto in 2017: four successive movements, almost thirty minutes of music, a range of ninety musicians in the orchestra.

François Meïmoun : "La Danse, selon Matisse"

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 26 January 2018

“Dance is central to my work as a composer,” says François Meïmoun. After La Danse de la terre et du ciel [Dance of Heaven and Earth] for orchestra, La Danse du Peyotl [Peyote Dance] and Hora [Time] for piano, La Danse selon Matisse [Dance according to Matisse] continues his exploration into musical gestures and energy fuelled by the spectacle of dancers in movement.

Christian Rivet : "Quelque part dans l'inachevé"

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 02 January 2018
"To polish, to transform, to transpose, and then transcribe these “jade stones” onto the score; support the shadow, the light and reflections… to create units, segments, lines both smooth and fractured to reveal figures, elsewhere almost invisible… an imaginary city…" 

Attahir : "Swati'l Zaman"

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 22 December 2017 Sawti’l Zaman (The Voices of the Past in Arabic) is inspired by a piece by Marin Marais (Badinage, extract from 4ème Livre pour viole seule [Jestering, 4th Book for Solo Viol]), discovered by Benjamin Attahir when he was a teenager in the film Tous les matins du monde [All the Mornings in the World]. 

Attahir : "Adh Dhohr"

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 22 December 2017 Adh Dhohr is the second of five pieces in a cycle that I wanted to undertake based on the Salah or rhythm of an ordinary Muslim. It’s the midday prayer, when the sun is at its zenith. 

Edith Canat de Chizy : "En noir et or"

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 22 December 2017

Faithful to his first love for the violin and strings in general, Edith Canat de Chizy composed her String Quartet No. 4 at the request of the "Echo" theaters, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and the Philharmonie de Paris “En noir et or”. A new opus directly inspired by James Whistler's eponymous canvas, between nocturnal shades and bursts of fireworks that were also commented by Debussy ... It is the Van Kuijk Quartet who will give the world premiere of this score on October 23 in Birmingham.