Gérard Pesson’s long mentorship with the Instant Donné ends this June with the release of a double CD, reflected in this evening’s spirit and vigor. More a living playlist than a journal, this concert alternates between music and interventions by the composer, ensuring the pertinence of these intercessions.
"Faith in poetry, doute in electronics” It’s on this premise that Pesson only crossed paths with IRCAM once, but brilliantly. It was Cantate égale pays in 2010, a climactic opera where the electronics, the art of sampling, works like a keyboard of senses. Next to this massif, the Instant Donné will peform a small instrumental suite specially recomposed for the concert, the characteristic allure of Pesson’s music is found from one title to another: brevity and outbursts, a taste for a distorted view of reality and its erasure, curiosity for a found and oxidized object, a passion for an absolute precision of musical gesture.
Marion Tassou soprano
GÉRARD PESSON INSTANT TONNÉ, CASSATION, TRANSCRIPTION WAGNER/THÈME PORAZZI, CINQ CHANSONS, SUITE DES CANTATES, Premiere 2018
LA LUMIÈRE N'A PAS DE BRAS POUR NOUS PORTER (instrumentation by Frédéric Pattar)
Before founding the periodical Entretemps in 1986, Gérard Pesson (b.1958) studied at Sorbonne and the CNSMD de Paris. In 2004, he published his journal Cran d’arrêt du beau temps. His opera Pastora...