February 10 and 17, March 10, Conservatoire d'Issy-les-Moulineaux
Ode, Conservatoire de Vanves
March 19, 20h30
Auditorium, Conservatoire d'Issy-les-Moulineaux
March 20, 19h
Flute : Anne-Cécile Cuniot et Marion Ralincourt
Conductor : Nicolas Krauze
Avec la participation des étudiants de la filière voix et deux CHAM du Conservatoire d’Issy-les-Moulineaux, et la chorale permanente de l’école primaire Gambetta de Vanves
Currently in residence at the théâtre de Vanves, Court-circuit and Philippe Hurel have invited Bertrand Plé, a young composer recently graduated from the Lyon CNSMD, who organises his work around the notion of instrumental homogeneity.
His Poèmes d'Afrique, commissioned by Court-circuit, with the support of the Ministère de la culture, is a musical collection of seven pieces developed from seven poems by seven poets from French-speaking African countries. It is composed for four children's choirs and seven musicians of the ensemble Court-circuit, leading fourteen conservatoire students playing the same instrument as them.
This collection does not really "set" the African poems "to music". The text is generally recited and the setting to music lies only in the variations in vocal density created by the polyphonic lines, the setting in space and the rhythmic organisation, aiming to stay as close as possible to the poet's inspiration and to respect the words' meaning and sound. At a further level, the choices in musical development bring a subjective dimension and hierarchy to the text. However the musical developments are more like playful digressions. As with the instruments, the treatment of the voice also uses equal voice polyphony techniques: voices and instruments echo or distort each other in turn.
Before Poèmes d'Afrique, Loops III by Philippe Harel also based on the homogeneity of the two flute timbres, creating a form of sound synthesis, will be played by two guests of Court-circuit, Anne-Cécile Cuniot and Marion Ralincourt.
Ode, Conservatoire de Vanves 17/21 rue Solferino, 92170 Vanves - (accès ligne 13, Malakoff plateau de Vanves)
Price: Free admission
Information and Reservations : Conservatoire de Vanves, 01 46 29 44 80
Auditorium, Conservatoire, 11/13 Rue Danton, 92130, Issy-les-Moulineaux
Price: Free admission
Information and Reservations : Conservatoire d'Issy-les-Moulineaux, 01 41 09 99 30
Coproduction Conservatoire d'Issy-les-Moulineaux / Théâtre et Conservatoire de Vanves / Ensemble Court-circuit