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New works for string quartet

 15 May 2017 at 8pm 

New works for string quartet

IRCAM/Centre Pompidou-Grande salle-Paris


Diotima Quartet
Yun-Peng Zhao, violin
Constance Ronzatti, violin
Franck Chevalier, viola
Pierre Morlet, cello

Today, electronics have created unimagined possibilities to a new generation of musicians.

Anima by Ashley Fure represents a quest for electric blood, for digital breathing…. Like a stethoscope listening to the body’s secrets, the performers move transducers from one spot to another on their instruments; instruments that then become loudspeakers.
In memory of the Italian composer Fausto Romitelli, The 1987 Max Headroom Broadcast Incident by Mauro Lanza is a tribute to obsolescent or soon to be forgotten technologies.
In Philipp Maintz’ Geubteste Ferne, the composer questions each instrument’s heterogeneity. How does one keep an open mind when presented with an unexpected object? How does one understand its qualities?

Ghost stories by Oscar Strasnoy blends the voices of famous authors with instrumental sounds. Like genies trapped in lamps, Perec Calvino and Borges speak to us as if they were still alive.
For works that, via alterations or electronics, shift the representation of the string quartet.

Mauro Lanza : The 1987 Max Headroom Broadcast Incident
Ashley Fure : Anima
Oscar Strasnoy : Ghost Stories
Philipp Maintz : Quatuor

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