Friday March 4th
Music for 18 Musicians is Steve Reich’s first masterpiece, one in which his experiments in terms of repetition are enhanced through the grace of his African and Balinese influences.
When thinking about “entertainment” one does not necessarily refer to “bread and games” or “opium for the people”… In its essence, entertainment is a “distraction” from reality – and sometimes a diversion that may shed a new light on the real. These are the stakes of this concert – or rather this cine-concert.
Supported by an interactive multimedia set-up, SIDE(S) explores the mechanics of the present based on a score of appearances and disappearances of moments. Movements of the dancers and of the audience trigger the display of images on a two-way mirror, drive the musical score of a MIDI organ, and reveal electroacoustic sound matter.
Privileged partner of this edition of the Biennale Musiques en Scène, the Confluence Museum will host three concerts and mediation actions, three sound installations for the duration of the festival.
With his Airmachine the Czech composer Ondřej Adámek creates an instrument from scratch, a polymorphous and very supple instrument, allowing virtuoso possibilities and many subtleties of timbre.
From You Through Them to Situation - From Them to Situation to You is a sound installation conceived as the place of co-existence of different bodies linked together through the sound vibrations that go through and animate them.