Dominant composer of his generation in Spain, Alberto Posadas leads an imposing work where the unique pungency of details is included in a vision of a whole, often a vision of a tragic and dark painting. Like his teacher, Francisco Guerrero, Posadas uses fractal geometry to create large forms, reiterating a figure on several scales. After Quatre scènes sombres inspired by Goya and Elogio de la sombra for quartet, Posadas has created his Tenebrae on fragments of Novalis, Stefan Georg, and the Bible. Starting with Nietzsche’s The Traveller and His Shadow, Rihm has sketched an inner boundary (Innere Grenze).
Magnus Lindberg’s Jubilees provides a brilliant contrast to the other works presented during this evening’s concert. Written for Pierre Boulez’ 75th birthday, lightly ignoring the throes of expressionists, solemn depth.
- Magnus Lindberg Jubilees
- Alberto Posadas Tenebrae, commissioned by Françoise and Jean-Philippe Billarant, premiere
- Wolfgang Rihm Klangbeschreibung II – Innere Grenze
EXAUDI | Ensemble intercontemporain
Conductor François-Xavier Roth
IRCAM Computer Music Design Thomas Goepfer
7pm, Cité de la musique, Médiathèque
Presentation of the concert by Clément Lebrun, musicologist
Free entry upon presentation of a ticket for the evening’s concert.
Reservation required: 01 44 84 44 84
A part of the Biennale d’art vocal. An Ensemble intercontemporain, Cité de la musique, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou coproduction. With the support of the Sacem and Diaphonique, fonds franco-britannique pour la musique contemporaine. Concert broadcast on France Musique on June 24 at 8pm during Les Lundis de la contemporaine.