Introduction aux Ténèbres is a descent into the underworld that marked Raphaël Cendo's presence in the musical creation scene in 2009. This musical reading of the Book of Revelation surveys a land of rubble, following a meticulous dramaturgy, structuring the relationships between the baritone voice, the exposed double bass, the electronics, and the ensemble. With this "black hole" that absorbs the dazzling energy of the music, was Cendo evoking the composer of Le Noir de l'Étoile, Gérard Grisey? He retains above all the spectral adventure, the displacement towards inharmonicity, which engulfs all sound phenomena. This concert, which premieres the first work with electronics by the Filipino composer Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis, brings together the European ensemble ULYSSES and the soloists of the Ensemble intercontemporain.
Nicholas Isherwood baritone
Nicolas Crosse double bass
Pierre Bleuse conductor
Grégory Beller, João Svidzinski IRCAM computer-music design
Raphaël Cendo Introduction aux Ténèbres
Gérard Grisey Partiels
Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis diwata – premiere 2021
commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou and the Fondation Royaumont, with the support of the ULYSSES network, supported by the Creative Europe program by the European Union
Événement partenaire : retrouvez l'Ensemble ULYSSES et la compositrice Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis le dimanche 27 juin à 15h30, à la Fondation Royaumont.
Excerpts from the concert works
- Introduction aux ténèbres by Raphaël Cendo (recorded at IRCAM, 2009)
- Partiels by Gérard Grisey, 2008
An IRCAM -Centre Pompidou, Ensemble intercontemporain, the ensemble associated with the Academy coproduction | With the support of the ULYSSES network, supported by the Creative Europe program by the European Union and the Sacem. IRCAM and the CENTQUATRE-PARIS are partners for experimental performance projects.