Humain, trop humain
In conjunction with the international symposium on Music and Illness (Musique et Maladie), this concert presents four unique cases in which the histories of medicine and music seem to mirror each other. Franco Donatoni, who suffered several bouts of depression, lived at opposite ends of the spectrum: from control to randomness, from process to automatism, writing under the sun of Cage or Stockhausen, in the shadow of Beckett or Schoenberg... Heinz Holliger imagined an extreme piece for his instrument, the oboe, intimately linked to the performer's physiology. This evening's musical scene is set in an asylum (Kinugasa's Une page folle, reread by Mayu Hirano), or in the monastic cell of Pazzi's Marie-Madeleine (Infinito nero). Salvatore Sciarrino's theater exposes aphasias and precipitations, mystical silences and ecstasies.
Human, all too human, as Nietzsche said, who knew a thing or two about art, illness and physiology!
Marion Tassou soprano
Sylvain Devaux oboe
João Svidzinski IRCAM electronics
Luca Bagnoli IRCAM sound diffusion
Salvatore Sciarrino Infinito nero
Heinz Holliger Cardiophonie
Franco Donatoni Etwas ruhiger im Ausdruck
Une page folle, film by Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1926 (restored version)
Film, black and white, silent, 71 minutes? Gift from the Society of Japanese Friends of Centre Pompidou, 2019
Music by Mayu Hirano
Dionysios Papanikolaou IRCAM computer music design