Sons Dessus Dessous #31 - Répons Performed at the Philharmonie
Répons, a crucial work for spatialized music, is heard for the first time at the Philharmonie de Paris. The result of a long gestation, Répons requires a special placement of the performers. A chamber ensemble in the middle of the room, six soloists around the audience, six groups of loudspeakers projecting the electronics in real-time.
"Répons (lit. Responsory) does not refer only to the dialogue between the soloists and the ensemble nor to a dialogue among the soloists, but to the dialogue that is transformed and that which is not, but also a dialogue among several materials."