Creation
Concert

UM souverain moteur de toute chose

A Festival d'Ile de France event
Fri 7 October 2016,
8:30 p.m.
Théâtre Jean-Vilar
Prices

tarif unique : 13 €

In this sonorous meditation inspired by the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo thödol) where voice, instrument, and electronics share a stage, the Lebanese composer Zad Moultaka explores the notion of the sacred in the West. Six singers, surrounded by eleven musicians and loudspeakers—either suspended around the singers or placed on the floor—weave connections between the limits of the sound spectrum, infrabasses and extreme highs. UM is not only a mantra, it is also an acronym for United Motors that can be taken literally. From the sound a car motor, inordinately slowed down, an unforeseen poetic and incantatory path is born.

Music and conception by Zad Moultaka
Ars Nova ensemble instrumental
Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart
Philippe Nahon Conductor
Gilbert Nouno IRCAM Computer-Music Design

Zad Moultaka UM souverain moteur de toutes choses
Co-commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, the Festival d'Ile de France, and Ars Nova ensemble instrumental

An Ars Nova ensemble instrumental, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Festival d’Ile de France, TAP Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers, Théâtre Jean-Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine coproduction. With the support of the Fonds franco-allemand pour la musique contemporaine/Impuls neue Musik, and the Spedidam. With the assistance of the Conseil départemental du Val-de-Marne for the musical creation.
  • visuel UM  © Catherine Peillon
    visuel UM © Catherine Peillon
  • visuel UM  Zad Moultaka © Arthur Pequin
    visuel UM Zad Moultaka © Arthur Pequin
  • visuel UM  Neue Vocalisten Stuttgart © Martin Sigmund
    visuel UM Neue Vocalisten Stuttgart © Martin Sigmund
  • visuel UM  Ars Nova Ensemble © Arthur Pequin
    visuel UM Ars Nova Ensemble © Arthur Pequin