For its first appearance at ManiFeste, the Austrian ensemble Schallfeld has chosen to focus on the adventure of the young Italian composer Maurizio Azzan, who set out on the traces of Ariadne. She who helped Theseus to destroy the Minotaur, embodies sleeping beauty, abandonment and solitude on her island, perplexity and doubt, all mythological and contemporary attributes. An intimate voice diffracted in the audience, the non-linear narration conceived by librettist Daniele Bellomi, Ariadne embodies wandering more than a marked path. From Ariadne to Beat Furrer's Aria, a family history emerges that explores dramaturgy in space and the constant ambiguity between instrumental and vocal. Between these two universes, the young composer Rachel Beja experiments with a new kind of music: strings, electronics, and the beating of a Daf, a large drum from the Persian tradition.
Anna Piroli soprano
Leonhard Garms conductor
Étienne Démoulin IRCAM computer-music design
Maurizio Azzan Ariadne - French premiere
Rachel Beja Frammenti di memoria abolita - premiere 2021
commissiond by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou and the Divertimento ensemble with the support of the ULYSSES network, supported by the European Union’s Creative Europe program
Beat Furrer Aria
Partner Event: See the French premiere of composer Maurizio Azzan’s work Of other spaces performed by the mdi ensemble on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 6:30pm at the Institut culturel Italien de Paris. Free, reservations required.
An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, T2G – Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Centre dramatique national coproduction | With the support of the ULYSSES network, supported by the European Union’s Creative Europe program, the Austrian Cultural Forum in Paris and the Italien Cultural Institute in Paris.