« Feu de joie »
50 years ago, on April 2 1974, President Georges Pompidou passed away, leaving his mark on the cultural renewal of France. The Centre Pompidou, IRCAM, the Place Stravinsky and its fountain were born of a rare union of politics and art. Designed by Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely, the Fountain des Automates is the most musical of all Paris fountains. Its characters refer to Stravinsky's music in a lively carnival of rhythms and colors. The fountain inspired Feu de joie by Mikel Urquiza, written for students at the Conservatoire Mozart. " I inherited Stravinsky's taste for humor and excess, his sense of mechanical and slightly acid orchestration, his polymorphous and slightly kleptomaniac tendencies." Feu de joie takes us into mechanics and musettes, waltzes and songs of a public square that is the epitome of "Paris".
Students from the conservatoire Mozart Harmonie inter-conservatoires from the Ville de Paris
Pierre Boutillier conductor et director
Mikel Urquiza Feu de joie - création 2024
commissoned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou