Conducting Master Class Led by Peter Eötvös

The young conductors led by Péter Eötvös have joined the flamboyant virtuosity of John Adams’ Chamber Symphony, in the spatial distribution of Intervalles-Intérieurs, and in the Gobi desert of L’esprit des dunes. Here Tristan Murail calls upon an allusion to Tibetan music and Mongolian harmonic singing techniques, an analogy supported by the electronics that create a perfect fusion between timbre and harmony, samples and real-time. L’esprit des dunes, striking by its originality and its melodic writing, is reminiscent of a mysterious phenomena: the friction of grains of sand as they are moved by the wind, giving the impression of hearing the “desert singing” or listening to the extraordinary.

John Adams © Margaretta Mitchell

John Adams © Margaretta Mitchell

Students from the Cnsmdp
Soloists from the Ensemble intercontemporain

Ircam Computer Music Design Serge Lemouton, Leslie Stuck

Peter Eötvös Intervalles-Intérieurs
Tristan Murail L’Esprit des dunes
John Adams Chamber Symphony

An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Ensemble intercontemporain – ensemble associated with the Academy – coproduction. In partnership with the Lucerne Festival Academy and the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (students in the DAI, diplôme d’artiste interprète et de master 2 {artist performer master’s degree}). With the support of the FCM-Fonds pour la création musicale and the Sacem.