Part of FR1 in/SIGHT
About This Performance
The title of Henri Dutilleux' song cycle suggests both the correspondence between sound and color (Dutilleux was a marvelous orchestral colorist, and alludes to Baudelaire's famous poem about synaesthesia) and correspondence as communication (the main texts are from actual letters). Salonen has long championed the music of the late French composer, and when he performed the cycle with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Dutilleux was so impressed that he suggested a recording (which Salonen and that orchestra recently made for DG) and composed a new finale for it.
Come for: Salonen's City of Light mini-festival begins with this tantalizing mix spanning a century of French music.
And more: Ars Electronica Futurelab, an Austrian institute focusing on the intersection of art, technology and our society, will create an immersive media and video experience throughout the program. The culmination will be a performance of Ravel’s Mother Goose with live 3D graphic renderings by utilizing the sounds and shadows created by the orchestra to create abstract imagery and paintings.
This production is co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Abu Dhabi Festival.
Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.