Creation
Concert

Le Encantadas

As part of the festival Musica
September 30,
8:30 p.m.
Le Point d'Eau

Two years after its premiere in Donaueschingen, the major work by Olga Neuwirth continues its tour of Europe. Inspired by a short story by Herman Melville, Enchanted Islands, and even more by the adventure of Luigi Nono’s Prometeo premiered in Venice, Le Encantadas carries the audience in the “recreated” acoustics of the San Lorenzo church in Venice, or to an imaginary lagoon. The 3D convolution carried out by IRCAM’s scientists transforms the concert hall into somewhere else.

Olga Neuwirth Le Encantadas o le avventure nel mare delle meraviglie (2015)
(The Encantadas or Adventures in a Sea of Wonders, after Herman Melville)

Ensemble intercontemporain
Direction Léo Warynski
IRCAM Computer Music Design Gilbert Nouno
IRCAM-STMS Scientific Advisor Markus Noisternig (Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces team)
IRCAM Sound Engineer Sylvain Cadars

Recorded voices and sequences of the electronics :
Church of San Lorenzo, Venice : Livia Rado, soprano / Athos Castellan, trombone
IRCAM Studio : Johan Leysen, narrator / Andrew Watts, countertenor

With the support of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung and of the Consulate General of Austria.
  • Olga Neuwirth  © Harald Hoffmann / Ed. Durand
    Olga Neuwirth © Harald Hoffmann / Ed. Durand
  • Ensemble intercontemporain  © Ensemble intercontemporain
    Ensemble intercontemporain © Ensemble intercontemporain

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