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)
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
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.