Répons, crucial work by Pierre Boulez and a founding work for IRCAM, will be performed for the first time in the immense space at Armory Park Avenue in New York.
Répons requires a special set-up for the musicians: a chamber ensemble is located in the middle, six soloists around the audience, and six groups of loudspeakers project the electronics in real-time. The musical form, a spiral, and the venue’s architecture call to each other, just like the unforgettable entrance of the six “electrified” soloists, or the work’s open ending.
Pierre Boulez Répons
For six soloists, chamber ensemble, electronique sounds, and real-time electronics
Matthias Pintscher Conductor
Andrew Gerzso IRCAM Computer Music Design
Gilbert Nouno IRCAM Computer Music Production
Jérémie Henrot IRCAM Sound Engineer