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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)
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John Zorn (1953)
Orphée* (European premiere)
Contes de Fées – violin concerto (1999) *
Suppôts et Suppliciations for orchestra (2012) *

The commissioning of Sonosphère III. Wrocław Symphony by Elżbieta Sikora was co-funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the programme ‘Collections’ – priority ‘Composers Commissions’ realised by the Institute of Music and dance.

David Fulmer, fot. archiwum artysty

An extraordinary live meeting of contemporary music legends  and a creative fusion of artists who deliberately cross genre borders. The NFM Orchestra will perform with sound designers and engineers from the legendary Parisian IRCAM studio, as well as with great figures of contemporary improvised music. We will hear entirely new compositions by Elżbieta Sikora – composer associate with the classic electroacoustics school, a student of Tadeusz Baird, Betsy Jolas and Pierre Schaeffer. Sikora has also been the heart and brain of the Musica Electronica Nova festival for many years. Both parts of her Symfonia Wrocławska composition consitute a symphonic and electronic tribute to the city of Wrocław. In the second part of the concert, we will hear John Zorn, one of the most unique personalities of contemporary jazz. We know him as an explorer, a bold avant-gardist, who never ceases to pursue  new sonic discoveries – but on this evening in Wrocław, we will see his more reflective side.  Suppôts et Suppliciations is atribute to 20th century classics, as well as Zorn himself's favourite works. The very emotional and moving  Contes de Fées string concerto was written soon after the composer's mother died. Oviri for five brass instruments, two percussions, electric guitars and electronics will be performed for the first time in Europe. As a bridge linking these two parts of the event, we will  hear Witold Lutosławski's Interludium.

 

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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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.