"Exordium" - Oscar Bianchi

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 03 October 2016


After a fertile collaboration with the Gewandhaus Leipzig, Oscar Bianchi embraces the challenges of orchestra again, this time deliberately as a space of meanings, meanings which develop only through crossings and thresholds. To tackle such extensive topic, Oscar Bianchi is working on a large orchestral cycle, which will be based on the Art of Rhetorics. As the overture of this cycle Exordium will receive its world premiere on November the 24th at LAC with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana under the direction of Markus Poschner.

"Aube" (Dawn) on tour in Israel

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 03 October 2016


Almost one year after its world premiere by the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christoph von Dohnanyi, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger’s orchestral piece Aube  (Dawn) will be touring in Israel, from Tel Aviv to Haifa for 5 performances with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Alexander Briger from the 9th up to the 17th of November.

Dusapin at the Teatro Colon

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 03 October 2016


UN CIELO Y EL OTRO: Choreographic play by Diana Theocharidis, based on the original music by Pascal Dusapin. A choreographic project revolving around his studies for piano, some violoncello pieces, and a Pascal Dusapin premiere of Slackline

CONCERT: Celo by Pascal Dusapin - Concerto pour 2 pianos by Francis Poulenc - La Valse by Maurice Ravel

Posadas from Musica to Berlin

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 25 August 2016

« Patience, precision, decision. These three human virtues define Alberto Posadas, and it is thanks to them that he conquered, without haste but also without a pause, his position on the European music scene. » José L. Besada

In September many of his pieces will be premiered at the Festival Musica in Strasbourg, Alberto Posadas will also be at the Académie de composition of the festival, just before being invited professor in residence at the Berlin Wisseschaftkolleg.

Aperghis - Wild Romance

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 30 June 2016

In this piece the instrumental ensemble plays a revelatory role; it echoes the memory of a voice. It thus uncovers fragments of a buried memory: a memory that is painful, without a doubt, if we are to believe the heightened tension it causes between the singer and the ensemble. There is no obvious story, only scraps of lost memories: we imagine that something very violent happened in the past, something that everyone was eager to forget. Throughout the piece we witness the gradual appearance of acoustic images that aim to reconstruct the puzzle of memory, and that gradually disappear again into silence.

Georges Aperghis

Meïmoun - Tsimtsoum in Aix

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 30 June 2016

François Meïmoun is an unclassifiable character: musicologist, arranger and, of course, composer. As his current movements show, the latter component is playing an increasingly large role on his journey. Chamber music has an important place, alongside a quartet with piano and a string quintet; his committed approach to the string quartet genre can be read within. Meïmoun’s aesthetic offers a subtle combination of timbral sophistication and formal intelligence, which are components that can also be found in his Viola Concerto. We are also looking forward to hearing his piece for piano four hands – an instrument Meïmoun is very familiar with as he plays himself.

Hersant - Tristia in Perm

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 20 June 2016

A promising meeting in Perm. On one side, Philippe Hersant, whose language is free of any label in order to emphasize a humanistic approach; on the other side, Teodor Currentzis, one of the most singular conductors of these days, who is bringing about a revolution as much with Rameau as with Tchaïkovski. Both artists meet with "Tristia": Philippe Hersant based his work on texts by French and Russian inmates. A heart touching diving, where choral writing play on a wide range of influences.

Maresz - Répliques, a harp concerto

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 26 May 2016

After his orchestration of the « Sonate » by Ravel, warmly welcomed in Lyon, Yan Maresz is ready for a new revolution with the harp playing. In his concerto, Répliques, he worked on the amplification and the electronics added to this instrument. A game on the double, also served by the orchestra. The harp as you never heard it!

Philippe Manoury, "Ring" from the Köln Trilogy

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 25 April 2016

Articulated around In situ, first performed in 2013 at the Donaueschinger Musiktage by the Ensemble Modern and the SWR Sinfonieorchester conducted by François-Xavier Roth, the Köln Trilogy will begin with Ring, a 36 minute-long piece, and end with X, a composition for a large orchestra joined by a choir and a few singers and actors, as well as electronic music performed in real time. The three pieces of this cycle will first be performed respectively in 2016, 2017, and 2018 by the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln led by its own conductor, François-Xavier Roth, in Cologne’s Symphony Hall.

Pascal Dusapin, "Outscape" a cello concerto

Posted by Durand Salabert Eschig on 25 April 2016

Cristian Măcelaru is joined by internationally acclaimed American cellist Alisa Weilerstein for a specially commissioned concerto by Pascal Dusapin with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on May 26, 2016.

"The piece has a very interesting combination of yearning lyricism and urgent drive. One could almost describe it as neo-romantic in that it is emotionally very open, and yet its orchestration and language is absolutely of today. There is an almost constant, very intricate rhythmic interplay between the orchestra and soloist that gives the piece a nervous energy, and it makes for some incredibly compelling writing." Alisa Weilerstein.