Joy: exultation, vitality, ecstasy. Joy: the main character in Magnus Lindberg’s music. In this whirlwind from 1990, the Finnish composer weaves together the continual spectral process and the serial manipulation of parameters, states, and dynamics, symmetry and directionality. Not a single movement remains unfinished in a tangible perspective. Joy brings together the Ensemble intercontemporain and the young musicians from the Ensemble ULYSSES, gaining rare experience during their tour of contemporary music foyers in Europe. The sophistication of young Stefano Gervasoni’s concerts, the “northern” territory of Florent Caron Darras’ electronic synthesis, or the introspection with resonators by Matthias Pintscher, each offer a unique contrast to the exuberance of Joy.
Matthias Pintscher direction
Benoit Meudic, Arnaud Petit, Juhani Liimatainen (Ircam), Florent Caron Darras réalisation informatique musicale
MATTHIAS PINTSCHER VERZEICHNETE SPUR
MAGNUS LINDBERG JOY
STEFANO GERVASONI SU UN ARCO DI BIANCO French Premiere
An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Ensemble intercontemporain, ensemble associated with the academy, coproduction. With the support ULYSSES Network supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union. IRCAM and the CENTQUATRE-PARIS are partners for experimental performance projects.
by Magnus Lindberg, 2001
- Joy by Magnus Lindberg, 2001