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Ircam @ BU Center for New Music

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A couple of days ago, I was talking with my friend composer Davide Ianni. He is currently very busy co-organizing this April 25-29 IRCAM residence at BUCNM, the Boston University Center for New Music. This event includes public lectures, demonstrations, a scientific conference, workshops, and two concerts at the ICA.On April 28th, you'll hear classics:Pierre Boulez Anthèmes 2Beat Furrer Gaspra and AriaTristan Murail L’esprit des dunesOn April 29th, the JACK quartet is performing:Chaya Czernowin Hidden (US premiere)Jonathan Harvey String Quartet No. 4 Among the workshops, composer Grégoire Lorieux will be presenting Orchids - Grégoire is one of the best connoisseurs of this computer assisted orchestration software; he used it in several of his compositions. Grégoire was in Brest during the Electrocution 2016 festival.

Mozart, Ravel & Strauss in Brest

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I'm delighted to play bass clarinet on Sunday with the Ensemble Sable & Ciel. After Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Two piano sonata by Marine Lombard & Claire Prévôt, Joël Doussard will be conducting:The Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss, starring guest soprano Helen KearnsMaurice Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin The concert is taking place on Sunday, April 24th, at 5 p.m., in the beautiful concert hall at the Brest conservatory.

Stockhausen's Mikrophonie I in Paris

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Thanks to Philippe Arrii-Blachette's relentless energy, we are performing (with Ensemble Sillages) Stockhausen's Mikrophonie I in Paris this Friday (after our January performance of Mikrophonie I). I hope you can come hear this music, rarely performed. The concert is taking place at église Saint-Merry, in the Rendez-vous contemporains season.The program features also great music by Jean-Luc Hervé, and Javier Torres Maldonado:Jean-Luc Hervé: Horizons inclinés (Ciacconia), for violin & acousmatic systemJavier Torres Maldonado: Cuarteto de Cuerdas número 2, for string quartetKarlheinz Stockhausen: Mikrophonie I (1964), for two percussionists, two microphonists, and audio filtersWe had rehearsals in the church today: the sound is quite warm. It is a pleasure to work with the great team of La Muse en Circuit, our partners for the sound system.

Electrocution 2016 Festival

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Tonight, I'm thrilled to perform with great artists:Passage, for percussion & live electronics, is premièred by percussionist Maxime Échardour.later, we are performing Rotonde, for piano & live electronics, with pianist Vincent Leterme. I am very excited, and very grateful to them and to the Electrocution festival organized by Ensemble Sillages. I hope to see you there tonight. More information: Electrocution festival 2016.