Show : TimeWorldNight
Sarah Chenaf first studied viola at the conservatory in Bordeaux, before enrolling in the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris, where she obtained her master’s degree. She then continued her training in Vienna and Hanover with Johannes Meissl and Hatto Beyerle. In 2009, she co-founded the Zaïde quartet with Charlotte Maclet, Leslie Boulin-Raulet on violin, and Juliette Salmona on cello. Zaïde has won a number of competitions and performs internationally. In fall 2017, the quartet produced its third album inspired by French music. Sarah Chenaf is a resident of the Singer-Polignac Foundation.
What if we took Arnold Schoenberg for his word? ‘The transfigured night’ was inspired by Richard Dehmel’s poem. Wouldn’t it be more spectacular if we only had our ears to receive its beauty? After the poem being read in darkness, the audience would hear Schoenberg’s masterpiece in its sextet string version in the shade. This setting would allow the audience to experience the piece in a new way. A light projection will display dark colours to recreate a night atmosphere. The musicians will exist through their voice and the sound of their instruments. This experiment has never been made before because the six musicians will have to play by heart, with no partition or music stand. ‘The transfigured night’ was created between Germanic Romantism of the XIXth century’s and the modernism Shonenberg and its two disciples Berg and Webern established. Interpreted by Ana Millet, Juliette Salmona, Corentin Bordelot, David Haroutunian, Pauline Bartissol, Sarah Chanaf. Reading by Simon Abkarian.