Creation
Concert

Présence 2 : Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

A part of the Présences Festival: Tristan Murail
Thu 10 February 2022,
8 p.m.
Maison de la radio
Auditorium
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Discount Price : 14 €
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The portrait dedicated to Tristan Murail by the Festival Présences on his 75th birthday is an opportunity for him to undertake an experiment he has never tried before: composing a concerto for a non-European instrument, in this case the guzheng, a very ancient Chinese plucked string instrument. While his palette of timbres, attacks, and sound quality is already surprising, Murail explores it in even greater depth thanks to the tools developed at IRCAM.

To put this oriental tropism into perspective, the guardian of the spectral movement, Giacinto Scelsi, is represented here by Anahit, a lyrical poem dedicated to Venus, on the threshold of silence, and the young generation by I remember, a concerto for pipa, piano, and orchestra in homage to the martyrs of Nanking by the Chinese Ding Lanqing (who was briefly a student of Murail), as well as by the Frenchman Augustin Braud.

Ming Wang guzheng
Carolin Widmann violon
Weiping Wang pipa
Serge Lemouton réalisation informatique musicale Ircam
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Marzena Diakun direction

Ding Lanqing I rememberFrench Premiere
Tristan Murail Concerto pour guzhengPremiere 2022
commissioned by  Radio France, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou and the Shanghai music conservatory
Augustin Braud Ceux qui restentPremiere 2022
commissioned by  Radio France
Giacinto Scelsi Anahit

Coproduction IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Radio France.
  • La violoniste Carolin Widmann  © Lennard Ruhle
    La violoniste Carolin Widmann © Lennard Ruhle
  • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France  © Jean-François Leclerq
    Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France © Jean-François Leclerq
  • Le compositeur Tristan Murail  © Elisabeth Schneider
    Le compositeur Tristan Murail © Elisabeth Schneider