Show : TimeWorldNight
After musical studies in Paris CNSM, Sarah Dayan obtains the violin and chamber music diploma in 2003. One year later she founded the Quatuor Voce, which has quickly established as one of the most eclectic and adventurous string quartets of the musical scene. Winner of numerous international competitions, Quatuor Voce has recorded nine albums and traveled all over the world. Past seasons they performed in prestigious concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Vienna Konzerthaus, Philharmonies of Paris and Luxembourg, the BOZAR in Brussels, the Oji Hall in Tokyo, the Teatro Colon in Bogota. Sarah Dayan plays an italian violin by Stefano Scarampella (1888).
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.