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19
May 2017
Friday
7:00 PM
National Forum of Music, Main Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
John Zorn & Symphony Orchestra // Shock of Identities
Performers:

David Fulmer – conductor
Chris Otto – violin
Ikue Mori – computer & electronics
Sébastien Naves – IRCAM music computer designer
Luca Bagnoli – IRCAM sound engineer
NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
 

Programme:

Elżbieta Sikora (1943)
Sonosphère III. Symfonia Wrocławska for orchestra and electronics (2017) **
Sonosphère IV. Symfonia Wrocławska  for orchestra and electronics (2017) **
Witold Lutosławski (1913–1994) Interludium (1989)
***
John Zorn (1953)
Orphée* (European premiere)
Contes de Fées – violin concerto (1999) *
Suppôts et Suppliciations for orchestra (2012) *

David Fulmer, fot. archiwum artysty

Contes de Fées (1999)    
In the tradition of the great violin concertos, this is a powerful and dramatic showpiece for soloist and orchestra in the form of a romantic fantasy. Inspired by Joseph Cornell and written soon after the passing of Zorn's mother, this piece is an emotional powerhouse.

Suppôts et Suppliciations  (2012)  
"Je ferai du con sans la mere un ame obscure, totale, obtuse et absolue." Antonin Artaud.

Inspired by the late writings of Antonin Artaud, this piece was composed during 6 very intense weeks in July-August, and was then tweaked through September 2012. Composed 18 hours a day non stop in almost a kind of trance, the piece has a strange ritualistic feel and is constructed in one of the oddest forms I have ever created. The orchestra is again treated as a large chamber ensemble of 80 soloists, and everyone has their own personal bright moment. My heroes Ives, Carter and Varèse are very much touchstones here and the piece is a tour de force—a real Concerto for Orchestra. It is divided into 3 sections whose beginnings and endings are left unclear: fragmentations-lettres-interjections, and the piece is filled with special moments: the opening celesta solo, the early tutti explosion, the long cluster crescendo, bass divisis, percussion quartet, F# wind unison, harp solo, on and on to the quiet, poetic ending.

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ACOUSMA FORUM // B U R U N D A N G A

The National Forum of Music, plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław, co-managed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, City of Wrocław and Lower Silesian Province, registered in Rejestr Instytucji Kultury run by the City of Wrocław as RIK 38/2014.

Patrons:

Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.