Marco Stroppa was 28 years old when he wrote his masterpiece for piano and electronics. A "concerto" where the orchestra is replaced by the wealth of synthesized sounds; the spatial projection of the recording is a fully-fledged performer’s movement. In his final sonata, Scriabine dissolves the profiles in the trills, in the tremolos, and the general chromaticism. A sonata of nature, blinding, this is how Scriabine described the work in a letter in 1913: "Insects are born of the sun that nourishes them. They are sun-kissed, like my 10th sonata. The world appears like an entity when we consider things thus."
Marie Vermeulin piano
Lorenzo Soulès piano
Centro di Sonologia Computazionale, Université de Padoue cumputer music design
MARCO STROPPA TRAIETTORIA
ALEXANDRE SCRIABINE SONATE POUR PIANO N°10 OP. 70
Intégrale is the new festival created by IRCAM and La Scala Paris. This first edition navigates through the universe of Scriabine’s sonatas echoed by works for piano and electronics by living composers. Intégrale is both a dive into the acoustics of La Scala Paris equipped with a unique sound system, a dive into the fleeting corpus of a composer—Scriabine—a rediscovery of great works produced at IRCAM, and the adventure of a new generation of performers, finding accomplishment in both the repertoire and contemporary creation.
1872-1915, the short existence of Alexandre Scriabine never hinted at a life of invention during a time of revolutions. Infatuated with synesthesia and mysticism, Scriabine used piano sonatas as a crucible for his harmonic and formal research, from his first post-romantic pieces until his black and white masses that were his final works.
La Scala Paris
La Scala Paris