Manoury: Fragments Pour Un Portrait
Ensemble intercontemporain & IRCAM
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
An original idea in line with the programs led by Grame, founded in 1982 by Pierre-Alain Jaffrennou and James Giroudon and centered on computer-assisted scientific musical research, this 45-minute piece makes use of the innovative technique of movement capture. By allowing the musician to interact on the electronic end and directly modulate certain parameters, this technique opens a new era in the world of mixed music. The capturing and amplification of a musician’s every moment allows for a total synthesized result and an incredible dive into infinite subtlety.