Music, poetry, vocal presence: three autonomous entitites to create a substantiel world? Three composers, three solo singers, the perfection of the ensemble Klangforum Wien, and electronics establish a dialogue between music and poetry: Sivan Eldar and the young author Cordelia Lynn inspired by Rilke, Franck Bedrossian, reader of Emily Dickinson’s elliptic poetry, Rebecca Saunders and Molly’s monologue written by Joyce. Her Skin imagined in close collaboration with the soloist Juliet Fraser magnifies the idea of tactile, moving music—an invisible membrane between the subject and the immediate environment. In the work by Franck Bedrossian, the voice of Donatienne Michel-Dansac will emancipate the instrumental textures that threaten to absorb it in the first two chapt ers of Epigram. The experience of the solitary reading of a poem and solitude is sublimated by this Dickinsonesque series. It can also be found in the work by Sivan Eldar in her final work in IRCAM’s Cursus program, where electronics are applied to stripping the voice.
Juliet Fraser soprano
Donatienne Michel-Dansac soprano
Juliette Raffin-Gay mezzo-soprano
Titus Engel conductor
Sivan Eldar IRCAM computer music design
Robin Meier IRCAM computer-assisted composition
SIVAN ELDAR YOU'LL DROWN, DEAR
FRANCK BEDROSSIAN EPIGRAM, French Premiere
REBECCA SAUNDERS SKIN, French Premiere
Presentation of the festival ManiFeste-2018
Frank Madlener, director of IRCAM, will present the next edition of the ManiFeste festival with the composer Franck Bedrossian.
Franck Bedrossian will explain how his musical universe is intertwined with the poetry of Emily Dickinson in his series Epigram for soprano and ensemble and how he sees his role in the ManiFeste academy. Bedrossian has been invited to the academy to teach the composition workshop for full orchestra, during which the students’ sketches will be performed by the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France during a public performance on June 23 at the CENTQUATRE-PARIS.
Thursday, May 31, 7:30pm - Cité internationale des arts
Free entry, limited seats available.
"Images of a Work # 24: Epigram by Franck Bedrossian"
Monday, June 11, 7:00pm - IRCAM, salle Stravinsky
Encounter with Véronique Caye, Philippe Langlois and Frank Bedrossian after the screening.
A film by Véronique Caye and Philippe Langlois.
Free entry, limited seating available.
Images of Work #24
The Parisian premiere of the third, and final, chapter of the Epigram series for soprano and ensemble by Franck Bedrossian is an opportunity to show, in the 24th installment of the “Images of a Work” collection, how the musical universe of the composer Franck Bedrossian intertwines with that of the American poet, Emily Dickinson. Certain aspects of Dickinson’s poetry, such as the loss of identity, ambiguity, and even a type of violence that is not necessarily a contained violence, but the violence in the mobility of expression, apparently echoing his music—unless it is the opposite—certain themes in his music anticipate the poetry. The veil is lifted off this musical and poetic journey by the film “Images of a Work Epigram”. A film by Véronique Caye and Philippe Langlois © IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, 2018.
Donatienne Michel-Dansac studied violin and piano. She holds a diploma from the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris and performs works from the repertoire, ranging from...
After his initial studies in harmony, counterpoint, ananlysis, orchestration, and composition (notably studying with Allain Gussin), Franck Bedrossian (b. 1971) studied under Gérard Grisey and Marc...
Rebecca Saunders (b. 1967) studied composition at the Universtiy of Edinburgh with N. Osborne, and then with W. Rihm in Germany. One of her primary compositional preoccupations is the study of the ...