Strada nuova / Manifeste 2020

Fri 4 September 2020,
8:30 p.m.
La Scala Paris

Full : 18 €
Discount Price : 15 €
Manifeste & Young cards : 14 €


At the risk of being a commonplace, this concert asserts itself as both vocal and Italian, with three generations of composers. Salvatore Sciarrino invented a unique, often plagiarized,  parlando using madrigalisms suggestive of the Baroque era. His Quaderno di Strada (Road Diaries) featuring the voice of Otto Katzameier, is the apex of the Sicilian composer’s plentiful catalogue: thirteen small movements, the same number as ideas that surfaced and were abandoned, fragments, graffiti, projected in silence.

In Eufaunique, Stefano Gervasoni appropriates the sixth day of creation—the day of fauna—to delve into the natural and linguistic aspects of music and offer it a badge of rareness: scherzando and rhythmic alacrity. As for Marco Momi, he examines umam (“savory” in Japanese), one of the five basic flavors along with sweet, sour, bitter and salty.

Otto Katzameier baryton
Dimitri Vassilakis piano
Ensemble intercontemporain
Matthias Pintscher conductor
Mike Solomon (IRCAM), Marco Momi, Marco Liuni computer music design

Giulia Lorusso Entr’ouvert
Marco Momi UMAMI, Premiere 2020
commissioned by the Ensemble intercontemporain
Stefano Gervasoni Eufaunique, Premiere of the new version
commissioned by the Ensemble intercontemporain
Salvatore Sciarrino Quaderno di Strada

An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Ensemble intercontemporain corealization. With the support of the Sacem. Concert recorded by France Musique.
  • Stefano Gervasoni  © Davide Santi
    Stefano Gervasoni © Davide Santi
  • Marco Momi  © Maurizio Rellini
    Marco Momi © Maurizio Rellini
  • Giulia Lorusso  © DR
    Giulia Lorusso © DR
  • Salvatore Sciarrino  Photographie Luca Carrà © RaiTrade
    Salvatore Sciarrino Photographie Luca Carrà © RaiTrade
  • L'Ensemble intercontemporain  None
    L'Ensemble intercontemporain