Francesconi in Paris

Sirènes, for mixed choir and orchestra, commissioned by Radio France and IRCAM to Luca Francesconi, will be performed at the Festival Agora in Paris on 13th June.
When Jun 13, 2009
from 02:20 PM to 02:20 PM
Where Paris
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Luca Francesconi“Perception is a complex logarithm. When you listen to music you witness an encounter between  complex forms of energy. Not just complex in themselves, but also organised in layers, each  corresponding to a different stratum of perception. Each layer acts on a different level:  the physical level, the memory, the emotions, the deep psychological level. And each of these levels is already  a mysterious combination of different components.” This is how Luca Francesconi presents his new composition Sirènes for mixed choir and orchestra. Commissioned by Radio France and IRCAM, the world premiere will be performed at the Festival Agora in Paris on 13th June 2009. “In Sirènes” – says the composer – “I worked on the distribution of timescale qualities in time. Fullness and emptiness, explosions and silences, unexpected departures and arrests, fragmentation and continuity, instability and solidity, noise and transparency… I wanted to give life to a new distribution of these timescales, with a more abstract vision, more connected to a logic of perception and less to a narrative or textual logic.”

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