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
Matthias Pintscher Director
IRCAM Computer Music Design Andrew Gerszo
IRCAM Computer Music Production Augustin Muller
IRCAM Sound Engineer Jérémie Henrot