Philippe Hurel 2

The composer of Trait d’union virtuose, Philippe Hurel is also the founder of the ensemble Court-circuit whose name indicates a type of musical engagement. Court-circuit defends a new generation of composers such as the Italian Francesca Verunelli or the Spainsh Alberto Posadas, known for his harmonic creativity and interest in the Black Paintings, especially those by Goya. The Catalan Carlos de Castellarnau looks towards Tapiès, Soulages, and here, Manolo Millres, with the intent of “paradoxically finding the primitive force of sound through today’s most innovative technology.” In this case, it is the software program for orchestration, Orchids, was at the service of this creation.

Francesca Verunelli © Jean Radel

Francesca Verunelli © Jean Radel

Alexandra Greffin-Klein violin
Alexis Descharmes Cello
Ensemble Court-circuit

Conductor Jean Deroyer
IRCAM
Computer Music Design Carlos de Castellarnau
IRCAM
Pedagogical Advisor Éric Daubresse

PHILIPPE HUREL Trait d’union, D’un trait, pour violoncelle solo
FRANCESCA VERUNELLI Cinemaolio commissioned by the French government Premiere
ALBERTO POSADAS Tres pinturas imaginarias commissioned by the French government Premiere
CARLOS DE CASTELLARNAU Antropofauna (Hommage à M. Millares) Premiere Cursus 2

An IRCAM/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou, Ensemble Court-Circuit coproduction. With the support of the Sacem (scholarships for young composers in the Cursus 2 program).