Anthèmes 2

Fri 12 May 2017,
7:30 p.m.
Pierre Boulez Saal

Anthèmes 2 is an extanded version of Anthèmes 1 which has been revised for violin and live electronics at IRCAM in 1997. Compared to the first version, the question was to find how to coordonate the artist’s interpretation with the computer’s one.

The piece of Boulez work also uses a much more sophisticated system based on a perceptive approach of the spatial sound which enables the auditors to clearly hear the sounds wherever they are, regardless of the place and number of loudspeakers.


Pierre Boulez Anthèmes 1
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata No. 3 in C Major BWV 1005 for violin solo
Béla Bartók Sonata for violine solo Sz 117
Pierre Boulez Anthèmes 2 for violin and electronics


Michael Barenboim violin
*Andrew Gerzso IRCAM Computer Music Design
*Augustin Muller IRCAM Computer Music Production
*Jérémie Henrot IRCAM Sound Engineer

  • Pierre Boulez  © Jean Radel
    Pierre Boulez © Jean Radel
  • Michael Barenboim  © Yannick Perrin
    Michael Barenboim © Yannick Perrin
  • Pierre Boulez  © Jean Radel
    Pierre Boulez © Jean Radel