Search a little
This concert proposed by the Centre Henri Pousseur traces a line of time through the works of three generations of composers rooted in Liège: Henri Pousseur, founder of the Centre de Recherches Musicales de Wallonie; Michel Fourgon, mentor of many young composers of the composition class of the Conservatoire Royal de Liège and Alithéa Ripoll, graduate of the Conservatoire de Liège and laureate of the last Henri Pousseur Prize.
Three generations on the timeline of life. But how do we go about life? Do we experience it as a search, and if so, what are we looking for? Or do we go through life like a dream, between the unreal of the past and the future, which are never?
If past and memory dominate our psychological life, can we really access the deepest whirlpools of our life? Or are we, led by language, like him, only a sign, lost and alienated from ourselves?
Ein Zeichen sind wir, deutungslos,
Schmerzlos sind wir, und haben fast
Die Sprache in der Fremde verloren.
Friedrich Hölderlin, quoted in Mnemosyne from Henri Pousseur,
Michel Fourgon, Sept cases violées for bass clarinet solo (excerpt of La Nuit)
Alithéa Ripoll, L’ARt C’Est L’OR for percussions and electronic
Henri Pousseur, Ex dei in Machinam Memoria for flute and electronic
Alithéa Ripoll, Tidal 3 for electronic
Alithéa Ripoll, Cherche un peu for voice, clarinet (contra)bass, percussions and electronic (Prix Henri Pousseur 2019-2020)
Michel Fourgon, Viva Tuba for sousaphone and electronic
Henri Pousseur, Mnémosyne for voice and flute
Rudy Mathey, bass and contrabass clarinet
Marie Billy, voice
Max Charue, percussions
Alithéa Ripoll, percussions and piano
Toon Fret, flute
Michel Massot, sousaphone
Centre Henri Pousseur, electronics