Creation
Concert

Présences 2020

February 8,
8 p.m.
Maison de la radio
Studio 104
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The 2020 edition of the Radio France is devoted to George Benjamin, composer, conductor, skilled ear and musician in the alchemy of timbres. This evening testifies to the artist’s musical affinities with Ligeti and to his friendship with Harrison Birtwistle. George Benjamin was also one of the first supporters of the Korean composer Unsuk Chin, herself a former student of Ligeti. The Fanfare chimérique she imagined at IRCAM, dedicated solely to wind instruments, was reworked in 2019. The electronics that disturb this unique instrumentarium create a play of mirrors and distorted similarities. Finally, the premiere of Sasha J. Blondeau’s latest work for piano and electronic completes the program.

Philippe Hattat piano
Choeur de Radio France
With the participation of the students from the instrumental disciplines department at the Conservatoire national de musique et de danse de Paris
Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris
Martina Batič conductor
Sasha J. Blondeau, Serge Lemouton, Benoit Meudic IRCAM computer music design

HARRISON BIRTWISTLE THE MOTH REQUIEM French Premiere
SASHA J. BLONDEAU NEW WORK Premiere 2020
commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou and Radio France
GYÖRGY LIGETI LUX AETERNA
UNSUK CHIN FANFARE CHIMÉRIQUE Premiere 2020
new version

Coproduction: Radio France, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, in partnership with the Conservatoire national de musique et de danse de Paris.
  • Unsuk Chin  © Kim Moon Jung
    Unsuk Chin © Kim Moon Jung
  • Harrison Birtwistle  © S. Harsent
    Harrison Birtwistle © S. Harsent
  • Sasha J. Blondeau  © Hélène Giannecchini
    Sasha J. Blondeau © Hélène Giannecchini
  • Le Chœur de Radio France  © Christophe Abramowitz et Radio France
    Le Chœur de Radio France © Christophe Abramowitz et Radio France
  • La cheffe Marina Batič  © Janez Kotar
    La cheffe Marina Batič © Janez Kotar