Friday March 18th
Tombeau and Double are two pieces by Alberto Posadas for prepared viola, written in the memory of Gérard Mortier. They relate to the Baroque period by the use of the “Tombeau” genre, but also through the manner in which they are linked together, similar to that which related a dance to its “double”.
In a camping, highly representative of the end of the “glorious thirties” (the 3 decades of post-war economic boom), Cornelius Flatterzung, Doctor Honoris Causa in the field of music, in fact a charlatan, proposes a conference pompously called “The seven capital sins of contemporary music”.
Benjamin, last night tells a story of solitude, of a refugee chased by the Nazis.
To bring a musical work up-to-date ? This is the challenge the young Danish composer Simon Steen Andersen takes full on with Night – Staged Night – an intelligent and jubilant show where classical pieces are being reinterpreted with irresistible disrespect and undeniable tenderness.
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.
From March 9th to July 10th 2016 the three floors of Lyon’s Contemporary Art Museum are devoted to the work of Yoko Ono. This first French retrospective, entitled "YOKO ONO Lumière de L’aube" presents more than a hundred of the artist’s works, including a Water Event. This is a revisited version of the work since its first performance in 1971 alongside John Lennon, and involving many other artists, among them musicians of the Biennale Musiques en Scène 2016.
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.