Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
A large ensemble of 24 musicians performing in the theater's spotlights delve into microtonality as the night slowly takes over the stage.
Performing and listening in the dark, the In Vain experience is unique for both the performers and the audience. In distancing himself from the tempered world, the Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas sets off on a radical sensorial journey. Slowly, inexorably, the work follows an infinite spiral, affected by the acceleration or deceleration of the lines, a sonorous and visual "vanity" reminiscent of Escher's drawings, staircases that go up and down simultaneously.
Georg Friedrich Haas In Vain French Premiere
Direction Emilio Pomárico
An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Radio France and the Opéra national de Paris coproduction. Co-organized by Instant Pluriel, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou. With the support of the Forum culturel autrichien and the Sacem.
Photo: Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord © DR
Monday, June 16, 2008, 8:30pm / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord