Hannigan – Diotima

“The voice is everything.” This cry by Philippe Schœller, that could be tuned to Nono’s music, says everything about nature and language, about archaism and the vocal icon, the irreducible instrument. Operspective Hölderlin performed by Barbara Hannigan and the Diotima perfect the series with electronics initiated in Feuillages and Vertigo, with their proliferations of spatial perspectives.

Operspective forebodes an operatic time, sustained by a grand orchestra (see the concert June 7). Perspectives sur Hölderlin in the direct vicinity of Nono? Phillipe Schœller calls upon the poet and the “essential fraternity of his word of fire, beneficial and solaire.”

When the voice exits the stage at the Bouffes du Nord a pure quartet remains, that of Alberto Posadas, nearly an hour of memorable incantations and twisting, crossing by propagation, by series, and by auto-similarity, like a natural organism.

  • Luigi Nono Djamila Boupacha
  • Philippe Schœller Operspective Hölderlin, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, premiere of the new version
  • Alberto Posadas Liturgia Fractal
Quatuor DiotimaQuatuor Diotima © Molina Visuals

Barbara Hannigan soprano
Quatuor Diotima
IRCAM Computer Music Design Gilbert Nouno

An Ircam-Centre Pompidou, ProQuartet Coproduction, organized with the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord. With the support of the Sacem.