The ULYSSES ensemble brings together young performers supported by seasoned soloists. In 2022, the ensemble is dedicated to percussionists who benefit from the supervision of the Percussions de Strasbourg, which is also celebrating its sixtieth anniversary. This adventure unfolds in several stages in Strasbourg and Paris, in Viitasaari in Finland, in Utrecht in Holland and in Warsaw in Poland. Learning through practice and by travelling, through the creations of composers revealed by the ULYSSES network, and through the repertoire. In Paris, two Japanese female composers share the stage with the Pléïades by Xenakis: two movements taken from this collection, in which the sixxen, this unusual metallic instrument imagined by the composer, appear.
Ensemble ULYSSES percussions
Rémi Schwartz from the Percussions de Strasbourg performer and instructor
Iannis Xenakis Métaux et Peaux, excerpts de Pléïades
Malika Kishino Sange
Mioko Yokoyama Talking metals, talking drums - Premiere 2022
Commissioned by Time of Music, Gaudeamus, Automne de Varsovie, with the support of the ULYSSES network, supported by the European Union’s Creative Europe program
Production IRCAM-Centre Pompidou. With the support of the Sacem and the ULYSSES network, supported by the European Union’s Creative Europe program. IRCAM and the CENTQUATRE-PARIS are partners for experimental performance projects.