Sat 17 June 2017,
7 p.m.
Pierre Boulez Saal

For their appearance at the Pierre Boulez Saal, the 31 musicians pair two works by composers of the present generation with a seminal piece of its founder.

Pintscher’s Mar’eh for violin and orchestra, first heard in 2011 and recently revised, is followed by the first performance in Germany of Philippe Schoeller’s Hermès V, which will have its world premiere at the Paris Philharmonie just a week prior to this concert, with the same musical forces.

Boulez’s …explosante-fixe…, originally written in 1971 as a tribute to Igor Stravinsky, reinvents the conventions of the tribute. It's a masterpiece, filled with mystery and poetry, one of the great classics of the IRCAM repertoire.


Matthias Pintscher Mar’eh for Violin and Ensemble German Premiere

Philippe Schoeller Hermès V for Chamber Orchestra German Premiere
Commissioned by the Ensemble intercontemporain, with the support of the  Fondation Meyer

Pierre Boulez …explosante fixe… for solo MIDI-flute, flutes, chamber orchestra and electronics


Diégo Tosi Violin

Sophie Cherrier MIDI-flute

Emmanuelle Ophèle, Matteo Cesari Flute
Ensemble intercontemporain

Matthias Pintscher Director

IRCAM Computer Music Design Andrew Gerszo

IRCAM Computer Music Production Augustin Muller

IRCAM Sound Engineer Jérémie Henrot

  • Ensemble intercontemporain  © Franck Ferville
    Ensemble intercontemporain © Franck Ferville
  • Philippe Schoeller  © Franck Ferville
    Philippe Schoeller © Franck Ferville
  • Pierre Boulez  © Jean Radel
    Pierre Boulez © Jean Radel