French Premiere
Date(s)
June 14, 8:30 p.m.
Location(s)
Cité de la musique salle des concerts
ACCESS PLAN
Price(s)
Full : 18 €
Discount Price : 15.30 €
ManiFeste Card : 15.30 €
Young Card : 10 €

Hèctor Parra has always been motivated by scientific advances, and, more specifically by hubris, by quantitative excess, astrophysical theories. For his opus magnum, Parra has imagined a voyage into a massive black hole through a dialogue with the astrophysician Jean-Pierre Luminet. "Would we be ourselves, as suggested by a few of today’s physicians, a holographic projection of a deeper reality, coded in the confines of the universe?" Beginning with a storyboard that could have come from the film Interstellar, the music and electronics will unfurl over time, analogous to the visual mirages created by the gravitational forces that "fold" the universe. These are very concrete issues concerning the composition of space, the dialation and condensation that Hèctor Parra encountered, like his predecessor Iannis Xenakis who opens this evening’s concert with his octet, Anaktoria.

Ensemble intercontemporain
Orchestre National de Lille
Alexandre Bloch conductor
Thomas Goepfer IRCAM computer music design

IANNIS XENAKIS ANAKTORIA
HÈCTOR PARRA INSCAPE, French Premiere
BÉLA BARTÓK CONCERTO POUR ORCHESTRE

In connection with the exhibition "Coder le monde" at the Centre Pompidou

Pre-Concert at 7pm

Meeting with Hèctor Parra and Jean-Pierre Luminet.
Amphithéâtre – Cité de la musique
Free entry, limited seats available

Concert broadcast by France Musique. Coproduction IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Orchestre national de Lille, Ensemble intercontemporain, Philharmonie de Paris. With the support of the Sacem.

On the Spot: Hèctor Parra

The composer Hèctor Parra imagines a journey in a giant black hole with the assistance of the astrophysicist Jean-Pierre Luminet. Beginning with a storyboard reminiscent of the film Interstellar, the music and electronics fan out over a long period.

  • On the Spot: Hèctor Parra

Meeting with Hèctor Parra and Jean-Pierre Luminet

  • Inscape, trailer
  • Hèctor Parra  © Tina Merandon
    Hèctor Parra © Tina Merandon
  • Esquisse d'Hèctor Parra pour Inscape
    Esquisse d'Hèctor Parra pour Inscape
  • Esquisse d'Hèctor Parra pour Inscape
    Esquisse d'Hèctor Parra pour Inscape
  • L'Orchestre National de Lille  Ugo Ponte
    L'Orchestre National de Lille Ugo Ponte
  • L'Ensemble intercontemporain  © Luc Hossepied
    L'Ensemble intercontemporain © Luc Hossepied

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