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 05 April 2012 at 8.00 pm 


IRCAM/Centre Pompidou-Grande salle-Paris


Pascal Gallois bassoon
Paul Riveaux bassoon
Solistes de l'Ensemble intercontemporain
IRCAM Computer Music Design Thomas Goepfer, Robin Meier

Solo, one of Beckett's final monologues, was initially called Gone, the title of Jerôme Combier's work.

Inspired by Beckett, but also by the painter Giorgio Morandi, Jerôme Combier's aesthetic asserts the first words of Solo: birth was the death of him. From the beginning, a ghostly, multiple and profound deep matter, destroying reference points for pitch, distinctions between sounds and rubbing, made deeper by electronics, undermined by formal constraints. Before Gone, another experience of alternating breathing, of rubbing waves with Frederic Kahn's Unendlichkeit and recent creations by a new generation of composers supported since their surfacing by the Ensemble intercontemporain and IRCAM: Yan Robin, Dai Fujikura, Stefan Keller.

Frédéric Kahn : Unendlichkeit
Yann Robin : Phigures
Stefan Keller : Übersteiger
Dai Fujikura : Calling
Jérôme Combier : Gone

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