Residency: A Transfigured Night

From 20 until 23 December 2021 - From 03 until 17 January 2022 | La Ferme du Buisson - Scène Nationale de de Marne-la-Vallée (77)

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


Agnès Pyka, artistic director ; Alain Fromager, director ; Baptiste Klein, video artist ; Maurice Fouilhé, light designer ; David Thelim, painter.


L’ensemble Des Équilibres in string sextet :

Agnès Pyka, first violin | Jacques Gandard, second violin | Cécile Grassi, alto

Alphonse Dervieux, alto | Caroline Boïta, cello | Guillaume Martigné, cello

She : Prunelle Bry

He : Tristan Benon


References :

Coproduced by La Ferme du Buisson, Scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée, Scène nationale Châteauvallon – Liberté and l’ensemble Des Equilibres

Financed by Région Ile-de-France

With the support of the City of Toulon

With the support of SPEDIDAM, la SACEM, le FCM/CNM and the Maison de la Musique contemporaine

With the support of Théâtre des Salins, Scène nationale de Martigues et à l’ACB, Scène nationale de Bar-le-Duc for their hosting and recidency.