The composer Marko Nikodijevic and the audiovisual artist Robert Henke imagined a concert for four hands, mobilizing simultaneously musical writing, writing for space and light. From Within... is inspired by a long process of collective research with a few "simple" guiding principles: write for the entire Ensemble intercontemporain, use the entire length of the evening, use LEDs to create a light-emitting sculpture, deploy sonic holophinics using the WFS system (Wave Field Synthesis) to transform the concert hall, exchange the orchestrated electronic samples, transmute a physical concept—that of erosion—into an immersive, virtually "metaphysical" gesture. Using two distinct skills, the mastery of writing for an ensemble and the manufacturing of electronics, From Within... is a dream of symbiosis.
Matthias Pintscher conductor
Thibaut Carpentier IRCAM Scientific Advisor (Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces, STMS - CNRS)
MARKO NIKODIJEVIC - ROBERT HENKE FROM WITHIN..., commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou and the Ensemble intercontemporain, Premiere 2018
In connection with the exhibition "Coder le monde" at the Centre Pompidou.
Meeting with Marko Nikodijevic & Robert Henke
Amphithéâtre – Cité de la musique
Free entry, limited seating available
From Within..., trailer
by Robert Henke et Marko Nikodijevic
A trained engineer, Robert Henke (b. 1969) is fascinated by the beauty of technical objects and devoted himself to the conception, construction, and performance of sound, form, and structure-genera...
Marko Nikodijevic (b. 1980) studied composition in Belgrade with Zoran Erić and Srdjan Hofman from 1995 to 2003. At the same time, took classes in physics and mathematics completing his training in...
Founded by Pierre Boulez in 1976, the Ensemble intercontemporain is dedicated to the music of the 20th century and today. The Ensemble’s 31 soloists are led by conductor and composer Matthias Pints...