LISTENING THEN AND NOW

LISTENING THEN AND NOW

Beau Dick, Native American artist and chief Kwakwaka’wakw, writes: “We consider that the creatures of the animal world are our brothers, because formerly, our minds were closely related.” The Ensemble Variances programme for the Conservatoire of Caen and Bristol New Music explores the idea that humanity shares the planet with animals, birds, plants and the nature that surrounds us. This collaboration goes beyond species and is inspired by ancient cultures for which Beau Dick’s words translate an undisputed way of life. Beginning with Sikus by Thierry Pécou, who re-imagines the harmony of pre-Columbian music and the concept of intertwining time and spaces visible and invisible named “Pacha” in the Andes, we continue with a music inspired by nature and life’s vast expanses that surround men on earth (Wishart, Adams). We finish with an authentic dialogue between birds which’s innumerable singing mix with instruments. Delicate intertwining patterns and unisons are made possible through unique notation and electronics.

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John Luther Adams (US) - Dark Waves (for two pianos)
Thierry Pécou (FR) - Sonata (for piano solo) (world premiere)
François-Bernard Mâche (FR) -Sopiana (for flute piano and tape)
Stevie Wishart (UK) - New work (for flute piano clarinet and electronics)
Thierry Pécou (FR) - Sikus (for cello solo and electronics)

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24.04 2020

Bristol, UK

Concert


25.04 2020

Bristol, UK

Workshop