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Hèctor Parra, "Avant la fin... vers où ?"

With his new large-format symphonic work, Hector Parra confirms the fascinating originality of his inspiration, which brings into dialogue the sculptural sense of sound material and the irrepressible need for narrative.
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Oscar Bianchi, "CONNECT / Orango"

It would have been impossible to imagine a more legitimate encounter than that of Oscar Bianchi's compositional work with the project “connect / le public artiste”, whose brilliant utopia aims to decompartmentalise the musician on stage and the listener in the audience. 
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Éric Montalbetti, Eclair physionomique

“This Bauhaus lesson was for me the starting point of a sort of allegory of friendship. The score can be read as essentially bi-thematic – a circular (rather modal) figure, a little closed in on itself, opposed to very dynamic features of a more chromatic or even serial nature – to ultimately compose a richer and more complex figure.”

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Philippe Hersant, Kafka dans les villes

Based on Kafka’s short story First Sorrow, Philippe Hersant composed a “miniature opera” illustrated as a circus by Gaëtan Lévêque, and put to words by Elise Vigier and Frédérique Loliée from the Théâtre des Lucioles and Leslie Kaplan.

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Baptiste Trotignon, Au bout du petit matin

“ I wanted to write a piece of music that would be evocative of the depth of that dark period of history as told by Césaire, with its violence and blackness, but at the same time with its intense brightness and the pride and joy that goes with it. ”

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Baptiste Trotignon, Hiatus et turbulences

“This piece is constructed in a very dynamic form, in one breath, full of agitation and turbulence just as I like it – without conforming to the sacrosanct central “adagio” breathing, for which I sought more poetic colours by juxtaposing them like mirrors that would reflect each other's images and play with their perception so as to instil a constantly renewed sense of movement and vitality.”

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Georges Aperghis, Migrants

« I want to give a face not only to the drowned corpses which wash up on Europe's shores, but to the scores of the living wandering through Europe without an identity, no longer officially recognisable as alive. »

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Éric Tanguy, Rhapsodie

After Pierre Boulez in 2016 and Thierry Escaich in 2017, the Festival de Pâques paints a portrait of Éric Tanguy, “one of the most inspiring examples of the art music of today, rich in its imagination, superbly constructed and accessible to many” (Olivier Bellamy).

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