Portrait Maresz I

The long-awaited creation by Yan Maresz incarnates an old dream, that of complete work that removes all distinctions between material and dramaturgy. A Sockhausen-like utopia of total inimitability, where electronic synthesis originates from rhythm, where electronic and instrumental timbres are created simultaneously.  To escape from the overly familiar country of mixed music, Yan Maresz has pushed aside his own idiom – speed, malleability, pulsating and figurative music.


Magnus Lindberg shares this evening’s stage with the musikFabrik ensemble and the French American pianist David Lively. Written after spending hours with Stravinsky’s Noces, Lindberg’s Coyote Blues was born of the desire to create a work for voice, traces of which can be found in the purely instrumental melismas.

Vocal models manipulated by computer programs are also a part of Sébastien Gaxie’s work in his polyrhythmic creation for piano. A composer-pianist fascinated by Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier.

  • Sébastien Gaxie Continuous snapshots, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Premiere
  • Magnus Lindberg Twine, Étude I et II, Coyote Blues
  • Yan Maresz Tutti, commissioned by Françoise and Jean-Philippe Billarant, Kunststiftung NRW and Ensemble musikFabrik, Premiere

David Lively piano
Ensemble musikFabrik
Conductor Peter Rundel
IRCAM Computer Music Design Olivier Pasquet, Thomas Goepfer

An Ircam/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou coproduction. With the support of the Sacem.
Concert broadcast on France Musique June 17 at 8pm during the radio show Les Lundis de la contemporaine.