L'homme et son désir
September 13, 2012
Salle Pierre-Mercure — Centre Pierre-Péladeau
Regular : $25.00
50 YO +: $15.00
Student : $10.00
The first part of the show, Nicole Lizee's The Man With the Golden Arms, is a brand new creation (2012) ordered by the SMCQ. In this concerto for drums, Sixtrum's six percussionists are joined by a drummer/guitarist/DJ and by the musicians of the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, presenting the audience a work tinted by pop with techno hints.
Second time with Michel Longtin and Lettre posthume de Conrad
Michel Longtin received a posthumous letter from his friend Conrad, writen when he was fighting cancer. He then wrote this poignant and moving piece for 7 percussionists and an instrumental ensemble, evoking the darkest yet hopeful feelings that arise when Destiny strikes.
Last but not least, back to the roaring twenties in France, 1918
Renowned compositor Darius Milhaud, who could gather up to 17 percussionists in his works, wrote L'homme et son désir along with poet Paul Claudel. In this version for 6 percussionists, a vocal quatuor and an instrumental ensemble, ballet music comes back to life for a moment. In this piece, the roaring twenties' modernity meet Brazil's rythms, where Milhaud was particular secretery for then Consul de France. Walter Boudreau is sure to bring the audience into the steamy atmosphere of the brazilian forest.
A sample of L'homme et son désir: