REBECCA SAUNDERS & ENSEMBLE MUSIKFABRIK

REBECCA SAUNDERS & ENSEMBLE MUSIKFABRIK

Co-commissioned by Festival d’Automne and Berlin Musikfest

This co-commission by Musikfest and Festival d’Automne de Paris was a genuine artistic challenge laid down to the British composer Rebecca Saunders, whose work aims to fuse music with its performance venue. To do that, Rebecca Saunders imagines a stagecraft which is fully integrated with the work. She thinks in terms of ‘’spatial collage’’: knowing the acoustic properties of the venue, she composes a work which can only be heard properly when musicians are set in precise positions. The considerable difference that exists between the acoustics of Saint-Eustache Church and Berlin Philharmoniker represented an interesting problem for Rebecca Saunders who composed a work for Ensemble Musikfabrik, two pianos and a soprano for whom she wrote the part based on Molly Bloom’s final monologue in James Joyce’s Ulysses.

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Rebecca Saunders (UK) - New Work

French / British

French British
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Calendar

09.09 2017

Berliner Philharmoniker, Berlin, Germany


28.09 2017

Festival d’Automne, Eglise Saint-Eustache, Paris, France