21st September 9pm

MUSEO NAZIONALE DEL BARGELLO
Via del Proconsolo 4, firenze

WE SPOKE, ROYAL COLLEGE of MUSIC, TEMPO REALE

Concert in memory of Margherita Hack

 

in collaboration with Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri 

 

Gèrard GRISEY Le Noir de l'Etoile

For six percussionists placed around the audience

The Noir de l’Etoile is dedicated to my son Raphaël with affection and to the Percussions de Strasbourg
"And I would also like to point out :
The unprecedented and irreplaceable aspect of the live transmission in the concert hall of these imperturbable cosmic clocks which have travelled across several light years…
Their unexpected confrontation with music, which not only prepares their "entry" onto a musical and theatrical stage, but whose whole temporal organisation Is the product of their speed of rotation…
Their integration into a spatialized form of music by the positioning of the six percussions and speakers around the audience…
The staging and lighting of these extinguished stars using appropriate projection and lighting devices…
The at once musical, visual, theatrical, but also festive and didactic character of a moving and exceptional event."

(Gérard Grisey)