The 4th International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival

Thursday 27 September 2012

The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8:30pm

Ensemble Aleph
Dominique Clément / clarinet
Sylvie Drouin / piano
Monica Jordan / vocals
Christopher Roy / cello

Created in 1983, Ensemble Aleph is a collective of associated soloists, a set of performers and composers, a formation of variable geometry, in search of new possibilities in relationships between sound and text, movement and music.

With nearly 250 creations, it has established itself as a major relay of musical innovation. A laboratory dedicated to creation, Ensemble Aleph allows eligible young composers to benefit from its experience in a spirit of sharing and exchange, including through the International Forum for Young Composers (a project selected in 2000 by the European Commission Program "Culture 2000", with 61 composers from 26 countries - 7th Forum in 2014).

Ensemble Aleph enriches its practice by working with jugglers, Vj's, choreographers, directors, writers, actors. For almost 30 years, Ensemble Aleph has been developing collective projects, pooling efforts and sharing practices, through more than 900 concerts. In 2008, Ensemble Aleph created LIEU, European Instrumental Laboratory, which brings together musicians, ensembles and composers around musical creation. This will become a platform under the name "Live In Lieu" in 2013.

Christina Athinodorou World premiere
Dominique Clément (b. 1959) Poème incorrect II for voice, clarinet and piano (1988)
Tomi Raisanen World premiere
Iannis Xenakis (1922 – 2001) Nomos Alpha for cello (1966)
Evis Sammoutis (b. 1979) Ghost Shadows for soprano and piano
Helmut Lachenmann (b. 1935) Allegro Sostenuto for clarinet, cello and piano (1986-88)
John Cage (1912 – 1992) Aria, solo for voice (1958)

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