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Agora 2007 - Utopia ExoticaIrcam - Centre Pompidou


Space: Lichtung

Lichtung (the clearing) by the Portuguese composer Emmanuel Nunes is presented here in its third finality. Heir to Stockhausen in his conception of a work of art as a living organism, Nunes organizes his grand work through numbers of cycles and groupings.

The clearing, the act of creating distance, of examining through electronics, directions, locating, the dazzling speed of the musical trajectories that spread out in space and in the intimate conscience of time.


Emmanuel Nunes

  • Lichtung II, for ensemble and electronics (30')
  • Litanies du feu et de la mer II, for piano (19')
  • Lichtung III, for ensemble and electronics, commissioned by Radio Classique/fonds Maurizio Pollini, World Premiere (20')

Emmanuel Nunes


Sébastien Vichard, piano | Ensemble intercontemporain | Conducted by Jonathan Nott | IRCAM Computer Music Production Éric Daubresse, José Fernandez Miguel

A Cité de la musique, Ensemble intercontemporain, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou coproduction. With the support of the Réseau Varèse, subsidized by the European Commission's Culture 2000 Program. With the suppot of the Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian and Sacem.

IRCAM is a member of the Réseau Varèse, a European network for the creation and diffusion of music, subsidized by the European Commission's Culture 2000 Program.

Photos: Emmanuel Nunes © Marco Delogu

Friday, June 15, 2007, 8pm / Cité de la musique, Salle des concerts