Creation
Concert

Peter Eötvös: The Sirens Cycle

World premiere of the electronic version
Wed 12 October 2016,
8:30 p.m.
Centre Pompidou
Grande salle
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The oeuvre of Peter Eötvös is marked by the inherent bond he has established between music and language, as Janáček once did. In his new quartet, he takes advantage of the expressive and "linguistic" power of strings to which he adds a voice. The starting point for Sirens is a short text written by Kafka in 1918 in which the sirens’ fatal weapon is silence. "But Odysseus, if one may so express it, did not hear their silence; he thought they were singing and that he alone did not hear them." Other sirens from Joyce and Homer spring out from behind the quartet: three languages, three speeches for this "chamber opera". 

Audrey Luna Soprano
Calder Quartet
Benjamin Jacobson Violin
Andrew Bulbrook Violin
Jonathan Moerschel Viola
Eric Byers Cello
Serge Lemouton IRCAM Computer Music Design
Serge Lacourt IRCAM Sound engineer

Peter Eötvös Korrespondenz ; The Sirens Cycle
Commissioned by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, of the Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, of the Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical, Madrid, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, ProQuartet-Centre européen de musique de chamber, and the Südwestrundfunk (Kompositionsauftrag des Südwestrundfunks)
World premiere of the electronic version

Leoš Janáček Quatuor n° 2 « Lettres intimes »

An IRCAM/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou, ProQuartet-Centre européen de musique de chamber coproduction with the support of the Sacem.
  • Peter Eötvös  © Marco Borggreve
    Peter Eötvös © Marco Borggreve
  • Calder Quartet  © Autumn de Wilde
    Calder Quartet © Autumn de Wilde
  • Calder Quartet  © Autumn de Wilde
    Calder Quartet © Autumn de Wilde
  • Audrey Luna  © Brian Kuhlmann, 2012
    Audrey Luna © Brian Kuhlmann, 2012