Janus brings together the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles and IRCAM: an unprecedented encounter between the present and the classical century, between creations with electronics and 17th century vocal music. The prodigious revival of Baroque music in the 1960s corresponds to the rise of contemporary music, with the emergence of musical ensembles outside the philharmonic system? The profusion of musical forms in the 17th and 18th centuries can only be compared to the upheavals experienced by the 20th century? So many founding reasons for Janus. The constraints of writing for a vocal choir have been understood and accepted by Ariadna Alsina Tarrés. She finds her source of inspiration in Pierre Perrin's Lachrymae, used by Jean-Baptiste Lully, the signal processing eroding the sound. To complete the "Janus" effect, this present of the past, the acoustics of Versailles have been modeled, to transform the Espace de projection into a royal chapel for one single night.
Les Pages and Les Chantres from the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
Christine Plubeau-Mazeaud viole de gambe
Mathurin Matharel cello
Valentin Rouget organ player
Fabien Armengaud, Clément Buonomo musical directors
Johann Philippe IRCAM electronics
Jérémie Bourgogne IRCAM sound diffusion
Jean-Baptiste Lully Petits Motets : Anima Christi ; O Dulcissime Domine LWV 77/9 ; Regina Caeli LWV 77/12
Ariadna Alsina Tarrés Split screen vestiges – Premiere 2023
commissoned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou and the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
Marc-Antoine Charpentier Méditations pour le Carême (extraits) ; Te Deum H148
Philippe Hersant Trois répons de la Semaine sainte
Scientific collaboration Luc Ardaillon and Axel Roebel, Analysis and Synthesis team IRCAM-STMS, with the support of the French Agence nationale de la recherche for the ChaNTeR project.
Meet the artists after the performance.
Coproduction IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, in the framework of the project Janus, patrimoine et création supported by the French Ministry of Culture.