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Tourbillon Grisey

 05 March 2016 at 7.30pm 

Tourbillon Grisey

IRCAM/Centre Pompidou-Grande salle-Paris


Composition, Sound Installation, Video and Animation Daniele Ghisi
Inspired by the eponymous book by John W. Dunne
Script Daniele Ghisi, Luigi Acerbi, Paolo Puggioni
Script Assistant Maryam Babaei
Video Assistant Luca Morino
Graphic Advisor Davide Bordogna
Visuals drawn by Luca Nava
Divertimento Ensemble
IRCAM Computer Music Design Manuel Poletti
IRCAM Sound engineer Sylvain Cadars
Photo credits Miroslav Barták, From Old Books, Karl Jahnke
Copies of the Illustrated London News shoLondon News/Mary Evans Picture Library
Audio credits Tebblofang, empraetorius, HollowRiku, lucaslara, nebulousflynn, exterminat, Omar Alvarado, RutgerMuller, Runey, SunnySideSound
Additional thanks to Mattia Bergomi, Sylvain Cadars, Aaron Einbond, Carla Felotti, Maria Giulia Ganassini, Boris Labbé, Virgilio Maffeis and family, Yann Philippe, Andrea Rota, Christopher Trapani, Paul Slocum and Vincenzo Picariello

"Abolish all material in favor of length is a dream that I have followed for several years. Vortex Temporum is perhaps only the story of an arpeggio in space and time, below and beyond our auditory window that my memory has let swirl around during the months dedicated to writing this piece." This masterpiece by Gérard Grisey has inspired numerous artists, such as Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker who choreographed it, before turning it into an exposition of movement for a museum space. Three archetypical images characterize this "tourbillion of time": the time of men and language, the wide time of whales and the rhythm of sleep, the extreme contraction of the time of birds.

In the work by Daniele Ghisi, also marked by Grisey, An Experiment with Time includes several temporal cycles - a day, a year, a lifetime. Following the installation that premiered opening night of ManiFeste-2015, the Italien composer presents here the final version of the diary inspired by John William Dunne's text, a curious machine that dilates time and enables past, present, and future to coexist.

Daniele Ghisi : An Experiment With Time
Gerard Grisey : Vortex Temporum
Raphaël Cendo : Radium

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