Strada nuova

  • Concert

  • Fri 4 September 2020 ,
    8:30 p.m.

  • La Scala Paris
    Access plan

  • Full : 18 €
    Discount Price : 15 €
    ManiFeste/Young Card : 14 €


At the risk of being a commonplace, this concert asserts itself as both vocal and Italian, with three generations of composers. Salvatore Sciarrino invented a unique, often plagiarized,  parlando using madrigalisms suggestive of the Baroque era. His Quaderno di Strada (Road Diaries) featuring the voice of Otto Katzameier, is the apex of the Sicilian composer’s plentiful catalogue: thirteen small movements, the same number as ideas that surfaced and were abandoned, fragments, graffiti, projected in silence.

In Eufaunique, Stefano Gervasoni appropriates the sixth day of creation—the day of fauna—to delve into the natural and linguistic aspects of music and offer it a badge of rareness: scherzando and rhythmic alacrity. As for Marco Momi, he examines umam (“savory” in Japanese), one of the five basic flavors along with sweet, sour, bitter and salty.

Otto Katzameier baryton
Dimitri Vassilakis piano
Ensemble intercontemporain
Matthias Pintscher conductor
Mike Solomon (IRCAM), Marco Momi, Marco Liuni computer music design

Giulia Lorusso Entr’ouvert
Marco Momi UMAMI, Premiere 2020
commissioned by the Ensemble intercontemporain
Stefano Gervasoni Eufaunique, Premiere of the new version
commissioned by the Ensemble intercontemporain
Salvatore Sciarrino Quaderno di Strada

Stefano Gervasoni
© Davide Santi
Marco Momi
© Maurizio Rellini
Giulia Lorusso
© DR
Salvatore Sciarrino
Photographie Luca Carrà © RaiTrade
L'Ensemble intercontemporain

An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Ensemble intercontemporain corealization. With the support of the Sacem. Concert recorded by France Musique.

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