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[Les Percussions de Strasbourg] Creations & programs 2020/2021

  Percussions de Strasbourg / Newsletter Janv 20
 
Interdisciplinary and immersive shows including dance, theater, electronic devices… french ensemble Percussions de Strasbourg keeps on exploring innovative formats, offering the audiences a new approach to contemporary musics, based on strong experiences. With Timelessness (T. de Mey), bodies turn into eloquent silent music instrument, questionning the frontiers between music and dance. Rythms and harmonies of jazz, rock and minimalist music are intertwined in Shaker Kami (N. Bärtsch), creating a mesmerizing musical universe to dive into. The immersive aspect of Xenakis's Persephassa is underlined by a programm including Kore by Cella, using electronic devices to create a unique spatial experience within sounds… Check our programms and do not hesitate to contact us for more informations !
 
TIMELESSNESS / T. DE MEY (80' / 2019)
 
World premiere @ Festival Musica, FR, Sept. 29th, 2019
Music & Dance / 8 percussionists / Commissioned by Percussions de Strasbourg / Percussions de Strasbourg & Festival Musica coproduction
 
With Timelessness, Thierry De Mey has created a sort of self-portrait, combining old and new pieces in the same show. It is a project that took shape over time, which he describes as an «artistic and political manifesto». His angle as a composer centres on the body in musical practice, as illustrated by his masterpiece, Musique de tables… Learn more
 

SHAKER KAMI / N. BÄRTSCH  (60' / 2020)
 
World Premiere @ Festival Jazzdor, FR, Febr. 14th, 2020
Jazz & Minimal music / 5 percussionists & 1 pianist / Commissioned by Percussions de Strasbourg with the support of Impuls Neue Musik Foundation and Pro Helvetia / Festival Jazzdor & CCAM, Scène Nationale de Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy coproduction
 
In the continuity of our collaborations with Jazz figures (Andy Emler Megaoctet, Bobby Previte, Franck Tortiller Quartet, …), Percussions de Strasbourg venture in the universe of the minimalistic jazz of Nik Bärtsch. His work is at the intersection of contemporary music, jazz, and feeds on influences from funk… Learn more
 
PERSEPHASSA/KORE / I. XENAKIS & C-E. CELLA (60' / 2019)
 
World Premiere @ Festival Milano Musica, IT, Oct. 9th, 2019
Immersive concert / 6 percussionists & sound device / Commissioned by French Ministry of Culture / Percussions de Strasbourg production.
 
Being in the heart of the sound is a dream for man, redefining its space, its distribution is a challenge for composers. In this program, the audience is the central player : the Percussions de Strasbourg musicians are on six stages all around the audience. Closing one’s eyes and getting caught up in the sound… Learn more
 

RAINS / T. HOSOKAWA, M. KISHINO, Y. TAÏRA, T. TAKEMITSU (60' / 2018)
 
World premiere @ Festival Muzik der Zeit, DE, Nov. 1st 2018
Recital / 6 percussionists / Commissioned by Percussions de Strasbourg with the support of Ernst von Siemens Foundation
 
Dancing with the rain, in order to conjure, just for a moment, what we thought invisible. Driven by curiosity, eagerness, passion, excellency and tradition, the Percussions de Strasbourg ventures to embody the unique energy of a programme in tribute to four Japanese composers with admirable universes… Learn more
 
NO BAD VIBES / F. FILIDEI, P. HUREL, T. DE MEY, J. TENNEY, P. JODLOWSKI, S. REICH (64' / 2018)
 
World premiere @ Marmoutier, FR, Dec 8th 2019
Recital / 3 percussionists / Percussions de Strasbourg production.
 
A programm featuring masterpieces by internationally renowned composers, reflecting their musical identity. Leaning on obvious references to cinema, dance and science, this program aims to lead to a debate with the audiences… Learn more
 
GHOSTLAND / P. JODLOWSKI (60' / 2017)
 
World premiere @ Warsaw Autumn Festival, POL, Sept. 19th 2017
Multimedia show / 4 percussionists & 1 puppeteer / Commissioned by Percussions de Strasbourg / Percussions de Strasbourg and studio éole coproduction
 
Strange sounds, damaged, come from everywhere and surround the audience; a hostile atmosphere emanates from the in-distinction of bodies and instruments. The darkness is strengthened by the low lights that punctuate the space and structure the time… Learn more
 
ONDÉE / K. NAËGELEN (60' / 2018)
 
World premiere @ Festival Sons d'Automne, FR, Nov. 23rd 2018
Stage musical / 5 percussionists / Commissioned by Percussions de Strasbourg / Percussions de Strasbourg production
 
By the way, what is the sound of water ? Take one element : water. Mix it with a body language full of grace, add the Percussions de Strasbourg and you get a delicious moment full of sounds and poetry ! Karl Naëgelen, composer, shapes an unseizable substance… Learn more

 
BURNING BRIGHT / H. DUFOURT (60' / 2014)
 
World Premiere @ Festival Musica, FR, Sep. 25th, 2014
Staged concert / 6 percussionists / Light creation by Enrico Bagnoli / Commissioned by French state and Percussions de Strasbourg
 
Written to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the percussion ensemble Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Burning Bright borrows its title from William Blake’s famous poem The Tyger, published in 1794… Learn more

 
LE NOIR DE L'ÉTOILE / G. GRISEY (60' / 1991)
 
World premiere @ Festival Ars Musica, BEL, Mar. 16th 1991
Immersive concert / 6 percussionists / Commissioned by the French State & Percussions de Strasbourg / Percussions de Strasbourg production
 
And I would also like to point out: the unprecedented and irreplaceable aspect of the live transmission in the concert hall of these imperturbable cosmic clocks which have travelled across several light years…Their unexpected confrontation with music, which not only prepares their « entry » onto a musical and theatrical stage, but whose whole temporal organisation Is the product of their speed of rotation…Learn more

   
14.02.2020
Festival Jazzdor, Strasbourg, FR
Shaker Kami / N. Bärtsch, world premiere

 
07.03.2020
Apple&Olives, Zürich, CH
Shaker Kami / N. Bärtsch
 

26.03.2020
Théâtre de Hautepierre, Strasbourg, FR
 
28 & 29.03.2020
MaerzMusik, Belin, DE
Persephassa/Kore / I. Xenakis & C-E. Cella
 

03.04.2020
Cité Musicale, Metz, FR
Ghostland / P. Jodlowski
 
11.04.2020
Theaterhaus, Jazzdays Festival, Stuttgart, DE
Shaker Kami / N. Bärtsch

 
04>22.05.2020
Japan Tour
Trios / M. Cacciatore, T. de Mey, T. Takemitsu
04.05.2020
Symphony Hall, Osaka
05.05.2020
Philharmonic Hall, Osaka

08.05.2020
University of Arts, Aichi
10.05.2020
Percussion Festival in Chubu, Nagoya
11.05.2020
Music College, Tokyo
14.05.2020
Nagakute Cultural Center, Aichi
22.05.2020
National Olympic Memorial Youth Center, Tokyo

 

22.05.2020
CCAM, Festival Musique Action, Nancy, FR
Shaker Kami / N. Bärtsch
 
25.05.2020
Festival reMusik, Saint Petersburg, RU
Pieces by R. Cendo, P. Hurel, O.Bianchi, M. Jarrel, V. Rannev, P. Billone

 
26>30.05.2020
Featuring Toolbox Percussions & Trio SR9
 
10.06.2020
Théâtre de Hautepierre, Strasbourg, FR

 

And many other upcoming events…
 
   
MANY THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS :
Ministère de la Culture / Direction régionale des Affaires culturelles Grand Est, Ville de Strasbourg, Mécénat Musical Société Générale, Région Grand Est, Conseil départemental du Bas-Rhin, Institut français, SACEM, SPEDIDAM, ADAMI,
Bureau export de la musique française, CDMC, PROFEDIM, FEVIS, Futurs composés
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