The program of this concert by the Swiss composer, oboist and conductor Heinz Holliger (in charge of the master class of interpretation for the ensemble of the ManiFeste Academy) revolves around the Second School of Vienna (Alban Berg, Arnold Schönberg and Anton Webern). His own music is part of this line, by its melancholy character and its art of encryption. The title of his play, Increschantüm, from a poem by Luisa Famos, carries the evil of the country, wandering, phantasmagoria while the rarely played Niccolò Castiglioni lets out in his own language the influence of aphoristic style Of Webern. This final concert of ManiFeste 2017 is also the birth certificate of the new Ensemble ULYSSES, a training of young musicians circulating between several European academies. Strengthened by the EIC soloists, these performers at the beginning of their careers, will discover and practice the repertoire of the 20th century and that of Ircam, in this case, Sul Segno by Yann Maresz, captivating exploration of the field Sound of resonant instruments with plucked strings, transformed by musical computing. A work as original as masterful in which the technology bends to the poetic project.
Sarah Maria Sun, soprano
Heinz Holliger, director
Manuel Poletti & Denis Lorrain, Ircam computer music production