Residency: A Transfigured Night

From 10 Until 18 December 2021 | La Scène nationale Châteauvallon – Liberté (83)

The project was born after the meeting with Agnès Pyka, the first violin of the ensemble and David Thelim, a painter from Marseille. Both have a common desire to create a dialogue between their arts on the thematic of transfiguration, while reflecting on Transfigured Night by Schoenberg.

This piece, based on the poem by Richard Dehmel, will be completed by the command of a string sextet by composer Graciane Finzi and a quintet in two movements by Alexander Von Zemlinsky.



Arnold Schönberg :
Verklärte Nacht (The Transfigured Night) for string sextet in D minor, Opus 4 (1899)

Alexander Von Zemlinsky
String quintet, 1st movement (1894)
Quartet n°1 op. 4, 1st movement (1896)
Quartet n°4 op. 25, 3rd movement (1936)

Graciane Finzi
Espaces saturés (2020) and Le Pays d’avant naître (2020), string sextet


Ensemble Des Equilibres in string sextet ; Agnès Pyka, artistic director ; Alain Fromager, director ; Baptiste Klein, video artist ; Maurice Fouilhé, light designer ; David Thelim, painter.


© Image – David Thelim