Olivier Maranda and Vincent Ranallo perform works by Dufour-Laperrière and Xenakis.

Véronique Lacroix, artistic direction; Alice Ronfard, staging.

A shocking evening! ECM+ reprises a successful program of four works by Xenakis, in all their instrumental, vocal, electroacoustic and graphic glory. Through the torn backdrop of Mycène Alpha projected on a large screen, comes the extreme performance of brilliant percussionist Olivier Maranda, proposing new interpretive techniques for “unplayable” renowned works. Baritone Vincent Ranallo joins him for Kassandra, a duet that’s a genuine rarity, embodying the frenzied hallucinating priestess. Totally in contrast, the duet concludes with Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière’s Peindre le cri “which investigates the human soul in sounds to be divined, to be imagined” (A Ronfard).



Coproduction MNM / ECM+