Frontiers 2015: Phillippe Hurel & L'ensemble Court-circuit
Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
£6.50 (£4) or two gigs for £10 (£5)*
Tickets available on the door or via Eventbrite*.
*A transaction fee is charged per ticket paid for online. Therefore tickets will be charged at £7.54 (£4.89) each. No transaction fee is applied to tickets sold at the venue.
Phillippe Hurel Plein-jeu
Phillippe Hurel Interstices
Phillippe Hurel Trait d’union
It is our great pleasure to welcome L’ensemble Court-circuit performing a programme of Phillippe Hurel’s music. Hurel is a prominent figure in French contemporary music, whose highly inventive work encompasses spectralist techniques, serialist polyphonic structures, and the driving rhythms of jazz.
The programme features three recent pieces. Plein-jeu explores the intersection between acoustic and electronic sounds. Interstices, for piano and three percussionists, is a very energetic and rhythmical piece in which even the most static and poetic moments are disrupted by interventions of incisive rhythmic motives. Trait d’union, a work of extreme dramatic tension for violin and cello.
L’ensemble Court-circuit were founded by Hurel and Pierre André Valade over twenty years ago. Not shy of experimentation, they regard themselves as an art project promoting intense risk-taking, an agitator in the international contemporary scene. This concert promises to be a real highlight of this year's Frontiers.
*27 March Double Bill – see Phillippe Hurel & L'ensemble Court-circuit and Thallein & Integra for £5.