Le siècle de Ligeti
The Ligeti century (1923 - 2006) began musically in the 1950s. In his second quartet, each movement is presented as palette that is open and closed, homogeneous and fractured, revealing the Hungarian composer's trademark gesture: an uncontrolled mechanism of clocks or the continuum, vehemence or repetition. This masterpiece is the most perfect and complete mirror of the entire Ligétian adventure. Sasha J. Blondeau's quartet is based on six territories with their own specificities, their access points, their geography. A topology of hostile places, of power and stalking explored by the quartet. Luis Naón, for his part, plays with the symbiosis between the string quartet and the immersive electronics operated by the ambisonic dome. A form of theatricalization of the concert space and the virtual space.
Yun-Peng Zhao violin
Léo Marillier violin
Franck Chevalier viola
Pierre Morlet cello
Serge Lemouton, Augustin Muller IRCAM electronics
György Ligeti Quatuor n° 2
Luis Naón Quatuor à cordes n° 3 – French Premiere
Commissionned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, the ProQuartet – Centre européen de musique de chambre Paris et de l'ICST – Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology
Sasha J. Blondeau Des mondes possibles – French Premiere
Commissionned by Françoise et Jean-Philippe Billarant
Meet the artists after the concert!