Le Noir de l'étoile


Le Noir de l'étoile unites six spatialized percussionists and the sound signal from a dying star, Vela, recorded by a gigantic radio telescope.

  • 10pm / Église Saint-Eustache | Wednesday, June 4

Le Seuil du verbe

Opening concert

"A space opens into a space that half-opens, suggesting the infinite." Gérard Grisey on the Madonna del Parto by Piero della Francesca

  • 8pm / Cité de la musique, salle des concerts | Thursday, June 5


Quatre Chants pour franchir le seuil are a sort of musical meditation on the death of an angel, of civilization, of the voice, and of humanity. Four songs for four distinct eras: Christian, Egyptian, Greek, and Mesopotamian civilizations.

  • 9pm / Centre Pompidou, Grande salle | Saturday, June 7

De Front

The composer's whose works are performed by Court-circuit this evening set great store in an exceptionally physical perception of sound material. These composers all represent atypical careers in musical creation.

  • 8pm / IRCAM, Espace de projection | Tuesday, June 10

Com que voz, the fado of Stefano Gervasoni

With Cristina Branco & Frank Wörner

Performed by the singer Christina Branco, the baritone Frank Wörner, and the Ensemble Modern, this creation is a unique meeting of the oral tradition of popular songs and the extraordinary writing of a composer based on the expressivity of the fado.

  • 8:30pm / Théâtre du Châtelet | Wednesday, June 11

Dialogue de l'ombre double

A homage to Madame Claude Pompidou

Pierre Boulez, the Ensemble intercontemporain, and IRCAM-Centre Pompidou honor the woman that supported the innovative adventure that is the institute for musical research located on the place Igor-Stravinsky and accompanied it throughout its long adventure.

  • 8:30pm / IRCAM, Espace de projection | Friday, June 13

In Vain

A large ensemble of 24 musicians performing in the theater's spotlights delve into microtonality as the night slowly takes over the stage.

  • 8:30pm / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord | Monday, June 16

Le Tourbillon du temps

Landing for the first time on the shores of IRCAM, Beat Furrer symptomatically chose the myth of Ulysse and the Lotus-eaters who forgot their homeland due to the food they ate.

  • 9pm / IRCAM, Espace de projection | Friday, June 20
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Day by day / June, 2008