16.O2.2O24, 8:OO pmSylvain Cambreling © Marco Borggreve
Gérard Grisey: Les Espaces Acoustiques (1974–1985)
Megumi Kasakawa | Viola
Sylvain Cambreling | Dirigent
Duration: 120 min | Pause
With the monumental ›Les Espaces Acoustiques‹, the French composer Gérard Grisey created a signature piece of the 20th century, working over a period of eleven years (1974–1985). In it, each section expands the acoustic radius of the previous one. Grisey applied scientific accuracy, deriving the laws of the larger form from the structure of its smallest parts: if the listeners originally stepped into a small chamber, by the end of the work they find themselves inside a gigantic cathedral of sound. An impressive experience, during which listeners delve into the genesis of a huge network building up gradually. As in a string figure in which the shape created by one set of fingers is taken over by a partner and transformed in doing so, this interplay of solo instrument, ensembles of different sizes and combinations, chamber orchestra and large symphony orchestra is all about passing an original thread of sound on amongst the players.
cresc... is funded by Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain, GVL and Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.. With kind support of Ensemble Modern Patronatsgesellschaft e.V. and Adolf und Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege.
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