French Premieres
Mon 11 June 2018,
8:30 p.m.
Centre Pompidou
Grande salle

Full : 18 €
Discount Price : 14 €
ManiFeste & Young Cards : 10 €


Music, poetry, vocal presence: three autonomous entitites to create a substantiel world? Three composers, three solo singers, the perfection of the ensemble Klangforum Wien, and electronics establish a dialogue between music and poetry: Sivan Eldar and the young author Cordelia Lynn inspired by Rilke, Franck Bedrossian, reader of Emily Dickinson’s elliptic poetry, Rebecca Saunders and Molly’s monologue written by Joyce. Her Skin imagined in close collaboration with the soloist Juliet Fraser magnifies the idea of tactile, moving music—an invisible membrane between the subject and the immediate environment. In the work by Franck Bedrossian, the voice of Donatienne Michel-Dansac will emancipate the instrumental textures that threaten to absorb it in the first two chapt ers of Epigram. The experience of the solitary reading of a poem and solitude is sublimated by this Dickinsonesque series. It can also be found in the work by Sivan Eldar in her final work in IRCAM’s Cursus program, where electronics are applied to stripping the voice.

Juliet Fraser soprano
Donatienne Michel-Dansac soprano
Juliette Raffin-Gay mezzo-soprano
Klangforum Wien
Titus Engel conductor
Sivan Eldar IRCAM computer music design
Robin Meier IRCAM computer-assisted composition


Concert broadcast on France Musique June 13 at 8pm and on Coproduction IRCAM/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou. With the support of the Sacem.
  • Franck Bedrossian en studio à l'Ircam  © Véronique Caye
    Franck Bedrossian en studio à l'Ircam © Véronique Caye
  • Juliet Fraser  © Dimitri Djuric
    Juliet Fraser © Dimitri Djuric
  • Donatienne Michel-Dansac  © Jean Radel
    Donatienne Michel-Dansac © Jean Radel
  • Juliette Raffin-Gay  © Éric de Gélis
    Juliette Raffin-Gay © Éric de Gélis
  • Franck Bedrossian
    Franck Bedrossian
  • Rebecca Saunders  © Astrid Ackermann
    Rebecca Saunders © Astrid Ackermann
  • Sivan Eldar
    Sivan Eldar

Presentation of the festival ManiFeste-2018

Frank Madlener, director of IRCAM, will present the next edition of the ManiFeste festival with the composer Franck Bedrossian.

Franck Bedrossian will explain how his musical universe is intertwined with the poetry of Emily Dickinson in his series Epigram for soprano and ensemble and how he sees his role in the ManiFeste academy. Bedrossian has been invited to the academy to teach the composition workshop for full orchestra, during which the students’ sketches will be performed by the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France during a public performance on June 23 at the CENTQUATRE-PARIS.

Thursday, May 31, 7:30pm - Cité internationale des arts

Free entry, limited seats available.

"Images of a Work # 24: Epigram by Franck Bedrossian"

The Parisian premiere of the third, and final, chapter of the Epigram series for soprano and ensemble by Franck Bedrossian is an opportunity to show, in the 24th installment of the “Images of a Work” collection, how the musical universe of the composer Franck Bedrossian intertwines with that of the American poet, Emily Dickinson. Certain aspects of Dickinson’s poetry, such as the loss of identity, ambiguity, and even a type of violence that is not necessarily a contained violence, but the violence in the mobility of expression, apparently echoing his music—unless it is the opposite—certain themes in his music anticipate the poetry. The veil is lifted off this musical and poetic journey by the film “Images of a Work Epigram”.

Monday, June 11, 7:00pm - IRCAM, salle Stravinsky  
Encounter with Véronique Caye, Philippe Langlois and Frank Bedrossian after the screening.
A film by Véronique Caye and Philippe Langlois.

Free entry, limited seating available.