Creation
Concert

In Between

April 12,
8:30 p.m.
Cité de la musique
Salle des concerts
Prices

Full : 18 €
Discount Price : 15.30 €
IRCAM Card : 15.30 €

The experience of the interlude, imagined by Matthias Pintscher, the ensemble intercontemporain, and a scenographer includes works that reside in the limits of sound. Anahit by Giacinto Scelsi, a musical poem dedicated to  Venus, with a solo violin, pushes the thresholds of perception with a lyricism close to silence. Yann Robin’s Art of Metal II is the complete opposite; written for Alain Billard’s metal contrabass clarinet, this work clashes with the physical boundaries of sound saturation. Helmut Lachenmann—who always connects new instruments with new listening—concentrates his Guero on the noises of the piano keyboard, making sure to never make the instrument sound "naturally". This method is one that Aureliano Cattaneo transforms in Corda, this time using electronics. In Mouvement (– vor der Erstarrung) again by Lachenmann, we adventure towards the passage from life to death. The organization of the musical works responds to the structure of a hand-woven sculpture, a spiderweb of memories, a cocoon signaling a new form like the sails by the painter Cy Twombly in his famous Treatise on the Veil, a source of inspiration for Matthias Pintscher.

Diego Tosi violin
Jeanne-Marie Conquer violin
Alain Billard clarinet
Sébastien Vichard piano
Ensemble intercontemporain
Matthias Pintscher conductor
Thomas Goepfer, Yann Robin IRCAM computer music design
Alexander Fahima concept, production
Nandor Angstenberger installation
Katrin Wittig director, lighting

GIACINTO SCELSI ANAHIT, POÈME LYRIQUE DÉDIÉ À VÉNUS
YANN ROBIN ART OF METAL II
HELMUT LACHENMANN GUERO ; MOUVEMENT ( - VOR DER ERSTARRUNG)
AURELIANO CATTANEO CORDA ; NEW WORK, Premiere 2019
commissioned by the Ensemble intercontemporain
MATTHIAS PINTSCHER STUDY III FOR TREATISE ON THE VEIL

An Ensemble intercontemporain, Philharmonie de Paris coproduction in partnership with IRCAM-Centre Pompidou.
  • Matthias Pintscher  © Franck Ferville
    Matthias Pintscher © Franck Ferville
  • Yann Robin  © Jean Radel
    Yann Robin © Jean Radel
  • Helmut Lachenmann  © Quentin Chevrier, 2018
    Helmut Lachenmann © Quentin Chevrier, 2018
  • Ensemble intercontemporain  © Franck Ferville
    Ensemble intercontemporain © Franck Ferville
  • Aureliano Cattaneo  © Lucía Núñez García
    Aureliano Cattaneo © Lucía Núñez García