Ensemble Variances copyright Charlotte Abramow (zur freien Verwendung für Print- und Online-Medien unter Nennung des Copyrights)
Ensemble Variances
Katarina Livljanić copyright Johannes Ritter (zur freien Verwendung für Print- und Online-Medien unter Nennung des Copyrights)
Katarina Livljanić
Noa Frenkel copyright CS Archiv (zur freien Verwendung für Print- und Online-Medien unter Nennung des Copyrights)
Noa Frenkel
Thierry Pécou copyright Cyrille Guir (zur freien Verwendung für Print- und Online-Medien unter Nennung des Copyrights)
Thierry Pécou
Fri 11.8.2017 / 20:00
Katarina Livljanić, mezzo-soprano
Noa Frenkel, alto
Anne Cartel, flute
Carjez Gerretsen, clarinet
Laurène Durantel, contrabass
Nicolas Prost, saxophone
David Louwerse, violoncello
Irini Aravidon, percussion
Thierry Pécou, e-piano & director
Michael Ellison, director

Works by: Hildegard von Bingen, Michael Ellison and Thierry Pécou

La Voie de la Beauté, the “Path of Beauty“, is a healing ritual in which the Navajo medicine man draws a sand picture on the patient’s back. In this ritual, beauty becomes the vehicle of spiritual healing for body and soul. In La Voie de la Beauté the French composer Thierry Pécou and Variances, the chamber music ensemble he founded, combine sacred songs of Saint Hildegard of Bingen with contemporary compositions based on mythological narratives and songs of the Navajo and the fascinating vision of the Sioux Black Elk.
Michael Ellison’s and Thierry Pécou’s pieces for voice and ensemble are inspired by the culture of native North Americans. At the same time, they identify surprising similarities to the songs of the mystic and visionary who had come up with ways and means of spiritual healing nine centuries earlier. Ensemble Variances often plays in motion. It wraps the space in a complex texture of rhythms and sounds, turning the concert itself into a kind of ritual.

The concert is supported by: Le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, la DRAC Normandie, la SACEM, la ville de Rouen, L’ODIA Normandie, L’Onda.
Ensemble Variances is a member of FEVIS, Futurs Composés, du Bureau Export and Profedim.

 

Prelude!
Fri 11.8.2017 / 19:00
Thierry Pécou and Michael Ellison will talk about La Voie de la Beauté in the Rittersaal at Ossiach Abbey (in English). Admission is free!

ticket prices: € 14 to 40
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