Creation
Concert

Diotima

Premiere 2017
Wed 7 June 2017,
8:30 p.m.
Centre Pompidou
Grande salle
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Can the string quartet, the emblematic formation of classical music, change through its use of advanced technologies or, on the contrary, basic techniques that change the physical nature of the instruments? The American composer Ashley Fure imagines an unexpected augmented instrument: stethoscopes that move along the surface of the instrument’s body, animating an inanimate object. Searching for "electric blood, digital breathing, of a bestial future in the very heart of the tradition of the string quartet…"

Mauro Lanza controls transducers applied to instruments and explores obsolescent technologies, like the modulation used for television and radio. The art of codified misappropriation as a style.

MAURO LANZA THE 1987 MAX HEADROOM BROADCAST INCIDENT Premiere 2017
commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, ProQuartet-Centre européen de musique de chambre, the Automne de Varsovie, and Milano Musica

ASHLEY FURE ANIMA Premiere 2017
commissioned by the gmem-CNCM-marseille, the Théâtre d’Orléans, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, and ProQuartet-Centre européen de musique de chambre

TOSHIO HOSOKAWA DISTANT VOICES

ALBERTO POSADAS ELOGIO DE LA SOMBRE

Quatuor Diotima
Yun-Peng Zhao Violin
Constance Ronzatti Violin
Franck Chevalier Viola
Pierre Morlet Cello
Charles Bascou (Gmem), Manuel Poletti, Vincent Isnard (IRCAM) Computer Music Design

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Coproduction IRCAM/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou, ProQuartet-Centre européen de musique de chambre. With the support of the ULYSSES Network, supported by the European Union’s Creative program and the Sacem. Concert recorded by Radio France.
  • Le Quatuor Diotima  © DR
    Le Quatuor Diotima © DR
  • Ashley Fure  © DR
    Ashley Fure © DR
  • Mauro Lanza  © DR
    Mauro Lanza © DR