Creation
Concert

Opening / Manifeste 2020

Mon 31 August 2020,
8:30 p.m.
Centre Pompidou
Grande salle
Prices

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

Reserve

"That morning in April, she got up from her bed and called out... " The voice in Daniele Ghisi’s piece makes Beckett's phrase an unbending refrain, an abrupt but imperturbable chromatic drop, while an entire electronic and instrumental world is changes the environment, browsing through gigantic databases of contemporary music.

Mikel Urquiza's Alfabet is the voice of the Danish poet Inger Christensen. His compilation plays on the generative force of the alphabet, the cumulative effect of the list. Musically speaking, a virtuoso blend of fantasy and control, between Sarah Sun's prosody and the no less vocal prosody of the instrumentalists.

"…yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.” Rebecca Saunders' voice is that of Molly Bloom in the final monologue of Joyce's Ulysses. It is also that of Juliet Fraser, who brings out the energy, the breath, the determined intensity, and the unconscious below the words.

Juliet Fraser soprano
Agata Zubel soprano
Ensemble Musikfabrik
Carlo Laurenzi IRCAM Computer Music Design

Daniele Ghisi On that April morning she rose from her bed and called, Premiere 2020
commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, the Ensemble Musikfabrik and Kunststiftung NRW,
Mikel Urquiza Alfabet, French Premiere
Rebecca Saunders Nether, French Premiere

An IRCAM/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou coproduction. With the support of the Sacem. Concert recorded by France Musique.
  • La soprano Juliet Fraser  © Dimitri Djuric
    La soprano Juliet Fraser © Dimitri Djuric
  • La soprano Agata Zubel  © DR
    La soprano Agata Zubel © DR
  • Ensemble MusikFabrik  © Katharina Dubno, light design: Joscha Brück
    Ensemble MusikFabrik © Katharina Dubno, light design: Joscha Brück
  • La compositrice Rebecca Saunders  © Astrid Ackermann
    La compositrice Rebecca Saunders © Astrid Ackermann
  • Le compositeur Mikel Urquiza  Balint Hrtokó - Peter Eötvös Foundation 2
    Le compositeur Mikel Urquiza Balint Hrtokó - Peter Eötvös Foundation 2
  • Esquisse, Alfabet de Mikel Urquiza  None
    Esquisse, Alfabet de Mikel Urquiza
  • Le compositeur Daniele Ghisi  © Ircam, photo Déborah Lopatin
    Le compositeur Daniele Ghisi © Ircam, photo Déborah Lopatin
  • Le projet OTAM de Daniele Ghisi  None
    Le projet OTAM de Daniele Ghisi