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Chants du Capricorne by Massimo Guerrera

What was your modus operandi for the conception of the environment?  My reflection developed by means of the text and the score, but also through numerous conversations with Pauline. I proposed sketches which corresponded to the project; we exchanged ideas through... Read More

Chants du Capricorne by Pauline Vaillancourt

What is the origin of the production?  In 1993, the Royaumont Foundation in France invited me to work on this score with the soprano Mishiko Hyrayama, the favoured performer of Giacinto Scelsi. She put her trust in me, offering me... Read More

La Grande Nuit 2020

TOTAL VOCAL IMMERSION AT LA GRANDE NUIT By Michel Joanny-Furtin When the Groupe de recherche sur la médiatisation du son (GRMS) takes part in Nuit Blanche, it goes above and beyond, presenting a marvelous musical, vocal and artistic evening, which... Read More

Interview with Pauline Vaillancourt: La princesse blanche

How did you discover this text, La princesse blanche? By reading this wonderful novel by Rainer-Maria Rilke, The White Princess, which is built around the favourite theme of the author: the small death versus the great death. What made you... Read More

Interview with Lorraine Vaillancourt:  Il suffit d’un peu d’air

Tell us about Il suffit d’un peu d’air This was the first collaboration between Chants Libres and le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and it wasn’t the simplest. Claude Ballif’s music, which uses a lot of microtonality, made for a lot of... Read More