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[Ensemble Variances] Life and travels. Concerts March, 9 and 10, 2018

Life and travels

Concerts March, 9 and 10, 2018

Life is online:
live registration from Festival Présences

Were you unable to attend our concert on February 10th?
The live registration will be online for a few more days, don’t miss it! Listen to Anssi Karttunen brilliantly playing Thierry Pécou’s new work Méditation sur le fin de l’espèce. Sopiana by François Bernard Mâche or Louis Andriessen’s Life
We hope you will enjoy it just as much as we enjoyed our performance!

Listen to the concert here

the creation of Sangâta

Almost directly after the performance in Paris, we travelled to India for the creation and kick off of our exciting new project, Sangâta
The framework of the piece was set up already by Thierry, but the details needed to be filled in together with some of the finest musicians from different musical traditions in India. The goal: to create a dialogue cum fusion between our contemporary world and their tradition. But how to establish something that complicated with people who are not familiar with sheet music and find it perfectly normal to improvise? The answer: workshops. A lot of them.
You can see some footage of our adventures, workshops and the concerts in Delhi and Chennai on Facebook. Our profound thanks to the Alliance Française Delhi and Madras for making this travel dream come true, we hope to perform it near you soon!

Some footage in Delhi and Chennai here


Clermont-Ferrand double bill:
Les liaisons magnetiques and chamber music

We are not only writing about the past, because there is a lot coming up.

March 9, 2018, 8 PM, Opéra-Théâtre de Clermont-Ferrand
Les Liaisons magnétiques with Orchestre d’Auvergne

On March 9th L’Orchestre d’Auvergne will perform Thierry’s Les Liaisons magnetiques and Ensemble Variances will be part of it! Originally we performed it together with Ensemble Resonanz at the Festival Présences in 2014. While writing it for Radio France, Thierry heard Henri Dutilleux passed away and he realised how intensely the music of Dutilleux was linked to his own sources of inspiration. That is why Les liaisons magnétiques is not just about music of the Andes, but became a goodbye to this great composer as well.


March 10, 2018, 6.30 PM, Opéra-Théâtre de Clermont-Ferrand
Chamber Music with Orchestre d’Auvergne

The next day the orchestra members will join us for a creative and spiritual chamber music program, featuring Thierry’s SextuorFuga del son and Les Machines désirantes
We are looking forward to it!


Coming up next: #BonjourNetherlands. Real soon…

Photo Charlotte Abramow


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The Ensemble Variances receive support from Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – Drac Normandie, Région Normandie, Spedidam, Sacem, Ville de Rouen, Odia Normandie, Onda. It is member of Fevis, Futurs Composés, Bureau Export and Profedim.

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