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Boulez conducts Berio

Wednesday, June 2, 08:30pm / Centre Pompidou, Grande Salle

When Pierre Boulez decided to create an institute, which would combine musical production with research, he immediately contacted one of his closest collaborators, Luciano Berio, to discuss the Ircam’s future projects. Composer, Luciano Berio was quickly drawn to musical and scientific questions at the heart of musical and technological thinking around "real time", essential to today’s musical production. [more details >>]

Two percussions, two pianos and electronics

Thursday, June 3, 08:30pm / IRCAM, Espace de projection

The world premiere of Night Bright Daies, by the English composer Mathew Adkins’ is this concert’s main point of focus. For this work, the composer was determined to write for the now well established formation (thanks to Béla Bartok’s Opus X), of two pieces of percussion and two pianos, expanded here by the addition of electronics. [more details >>]

Carte blanche to Claude Delangle

Friday, June 4, 08:30pm / IRCAM, Espace de projection

By offering a free hand to the saxophonist Claude Delangle, it was the Agora festival's wish to present a portrait of one of contemporary music's most notable instrumentalists. [more details >>]

Roaming Concerts

Saturday, June 5, 02:30pm-06:30pm and 04:00pm-08:00pm

This musical tour in Marais and Ile Saint-Louis districts of Paris proposes works performed by some of today’s great soloists as well as a performance by the composer Jean-François Laporte, created using "invented" instruments. A rather unusual context for the performance of contemporary music, which in leaving the concert hall, offers itself to the appreciation of passers-by. [more details >>]

David Shea Concert

Saturday, June 5, 08:30pm / Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles

David Shea is very well known on the New York scene: member of the Cobra, Film Works and Absynthe collectives and frequent collaborator with artists such as Robin Rimbaud, Ikue Mori, DJ Grazzoppa, Zeena Parkin, John Zorn. He is himself a (new style) performer playing his favourite instrument the sampler and appearing here, alongside Jean-Phillippe Collard and Vincent Royer in one of his latest productions. [more details >>]

Cunning Delight

Sunday, June 6, 04:30pm / Centre Pompidou, Grande salle

This concert, presented under the banner of chamber music and performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain, proposes works that for the most part make use of Ircam music technology as well as plucked string instruments, not often heard within the contemporary music domain. [more details >>]

© Blaise Adilo
© Claude Samuel
© Philippe Gontier

The man who made trees blossom

Tuesday, June 8 and Wednesday, 9, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles

The composer Frédéric Pattar has set one of the best known Japanese fables, The man who made trees blossom, to music. In a style, which seeks above all proximity, a singer reading the text, a harp player and a percussionist tell this astonishing story. This is not a performance, rather a concert based upon a reading. It is a piece, which demands the active imagination and listening of the public. [more details >>]

Michael Jarrell Portrait

Friday, June 11, 08:30pm / Ircam, Espace de projection

Michael Jarrell, Switzerland’s most important advocate of contemporary music, is today one of the music world’s most pertinent figures. In order to enable the public to gain a more precise idea of the evolution of his musical thought, it seemed crucial to propose a monographic concert. [more details >>]

Concert atelier XXème

Saturday, June 12, 08:30pm / Centre Pompidou, Grande salle

The Lyon National Conservatory of Music and Dance’s L’Atelier XXe , is a multi-dimensional instrumental ensemble, which beyond its obvious educational missions at the heart of this teaching center, also plays an increasingly important role within contemporary music. [more details >>]

Diotima Quartet

Tuesday, June 15, 08:30pm / IRCAM, Espace de projection

This programme, which finishes with the first performance in France of Alberto Posadas’s work, Ondulado tiempo sonore..., provides an overview of emblematic works from the modern string quartet repertoire.

The world première of the work Extensions by Frédéric Durieux will not be presented during this concert. Instead, the Diotima Quartet will perform the Quatuor à cordes n° 2 by Brian Ferneyhough. [more details >>]

Closing concert

Wednesday, June 16, 08:30pm / IRCAM, Espace de projection

At the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, alongside the jazz department’s improvisation classes, there exists what is known as a generative improvisation class. This class's teachers, Alexandros Markéas and Alain Savouret, both composers, present their students with very daring and imaginative methods of working. These methods are frequently born of the many concepts coming directly from contemporary music and demand from each musician a highly reactive audio perception. [more details >>]

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