Creation
Concert

Fado errático

April 26,
8:30 p.m.
Théâtre Forum Meyrin

Long fascinated by the fado of Amália Rodriguez (1920-1999), Stefano Gervasoni imagined a series where the rumors of Lisbon mingle with the sea and the wind, the electronic and vocal melismas of the singer Cristina Branco. The contemporary re-orchestration conserves the initial melody, while the interludes and electronics offer the composer an unrestricted terrain for creation between the codifications of song and saudade.

After an initial version intended for two singers, Fado errático focuses on the corpus of Amália Rodriguez. A pluristylistic joy unfolds, naturalistic or hyper-realistic elements, proximity and the effect of strangeness in regards to popular tradition. "Nostalgia combined with utopia, the past and the future, the infinite of the West (ocean) and the history of the East — all of Europe clings to Portugal's back."

Cristina Branco fado
Director Lorenzo Malaguerra

Conductor Eduardo Leandro 

Portuguese guitar Luis Hölzl 

Ensemble Lemanic Modern Ensemble

Artistic Director William Blank 
IRCAM Computer Music Designer Thomas Goepfer
IRCAM Computer Music Production Benoît Meudic
IRCAM Sound Engineer Sylvain Cadars
IRCAM Sound Assistant Julien Pittet

A Lemanic Modern Ensemble Production. A Theatre Forum Meyrin Coproduction. With the support of the Geneva City Hall, of private foundations and sponsors. In collaboration with the Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville d’Annemasse, the Percussions Bergerault.
  • Cristina Branco  © Augusto Brazio
    Cristina Branco © Augusto Brazio
  • Cristina Branco  © Augusto Brazio
    Cristina Branco © Augusto Brazio
  • Lemanic Modern Ensemble  www.volpe.photography © Archipel, 2017
    Lemanic Modern Ensemble www.volpe.photography © Archipel, 2017
  • Stefano Gervasoni à Kiev, 2017 © Zhenia Perutska & Ukho Music Agency
    Stefano Gervasoni à Kiev, 2017 © Zhenia Perutska & Ukho Music Agency