“Because it was him, because it was me.” The musical adventure of Emmanuel Nunes at IRCAM is inherently connected to the presence of Éric Daubresse: his conception of space, of timbre, and of electronics was nourished by this propinquity, extraordinary in its longevity.
The masterpiece Nachtmusik resides in the low registers of an unusual quintet; from a rare and frugal sound—the matrix only uses 8 notes—the work’s dramatic and hieratic intensity erupts, reinforced by the electronics’ ring modulation. A similar rigor characterizes the world of Pierluigi Billone, attentive to the “stranger who watches us”. His listening applies to the intelligence of the hand, that of the performer and of his own; he tests the instrument he wants to probe. Eric Maestri, inspired here by Marguerite Duras, watches the outside space: the sensation of the wind and expanding elements, a long-desired coincidence between the moments of living and moments of writing.
Matteo Cesari flute
Éric Daubresse, Serge Lemouton, Benoit Meudic IRCAM computer music design
PIERLUIGI BILLONE STAGLIO II E, commissioned by Françoise and Jean-Philippe Billarant, Premiere 2019
ERIC MAESTRI COMME LE VENT, C’EST NU, C’EST DE L’ENCRE Premiere 2019
EMMANUEL NUNES NACHTMUSIK I