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Registre des lumières

 14 June 2014 at 8pm 

Registre des lumières

Cité de la musique, Paris
221, avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84

SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart
Ensemble musikFabrik
Conductor Marcus Creed
Computer Music Design IRCAM Grégory Beller

The time of beginning based on Ovid, the time of the first men, the time of civilizations: Raphaël Cendo has arranged his epic for choir, ensemble, and electronics in three large chapters, with, by way of an epilogue, uses this fragment of Heraclitus: If one does not hope, one will not find the unhoped-for, since there is no trail leading to it and no path. Registre des lumières, according to the composer, designates the book of memories, "memory of lights that transmitted a common, far away, past, milestones of our Humanity". What inexorable force can push the limits of the possible? As an epilogue, but not a reply, this fragment by Heraclitus, "If you do not hope, you will not win that which is not hoped for, since it is unattainable and inaccessible."

Gyorgy Ligeti : Lux aeterna
Hans Zender : Warum
Raphaël Cendo : Registre des lumières

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