As part of "Berlin, nos années 20"
De Tinieblas is the major work of Stefano Gervasoni, his lessons of darkness inspired by the Spanish poet José Angel Valente. The poetry and music are related to the history of this liturgical musical genre which was developed in France in the 17th century. Gervasoni's electronics adds a virtual choir to the real choir in a discreet and sometimes invasive process; either in the same space as the real choir, or in virtual spaces, playing with the effects of responses and concealment, creating acoustic illusions. The video brings an additional light to these lessons of contemporary darkness. "I view composition from a double perspective: the creation of musical objects, and the creation of their listening conditions." Stefano Gervasoni is in line with Helmut Lachenmann's musical thinking, an encounter that was decisive in everything.
In the first part of the concert, Lachenmann's new string trio, which has been requested by the ensemble for several decades.
String trio by the recherche ensemble
Melise Mellinger violin
Geneviève Strosser viola
Åsa Åkerberg cello
Helmut Lachenmann Streichtrio 2 - French Premiere
Stefano Gervasoni Abri - French Premiere
SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart
Yuval Weinberg conductor
Benoit Meudic IRCAM electronics
Stefano Gervasoni De Tinieblas - French Premiere
Paolo Pachini video (a SWR production)
Saturday, June 18, 7m / IRCAM, Salle Stravinsky
Screening of the film “Images of a Work #26: De Tinieblas de Stefano Gervasoni
A film by Véronique Caye, with the collaboration of Philippe Langlois
Meeting with Stefano Gervasoni, Véronique Caye, and Philippe Langlois
Free entry, limited seating available
Coproduction IRCAM/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou. With the support of the Sacem.