Programmed by the Ensemble Accroche Note
The artistic project
The idea here is to satisfy the curiosity of the public, who sometimes question the meaning and reason of musical trends, and mix works by artists who have become friends and with those of the composers who inspired them. This series of concerts allows Accroche Note to create programmes which are not usually possible due to the fact that contemporary music is usually not ‘mixed‘ with other genres.
These “crossed portraits” create a link between today’s music and that of the past; who could have guessed that Xenakis’ favourite composer was in fact Brahms or have known of Debussy’s predilection for Rameau?
Musician and spectator alike can begin to appreciate that upon identifying tenderness and violence in Schumann’s music for example, we can also draw parallels with the same notions in Aperghis’ work. Despite the historical distance between composers they are nonetheless linked.
…making contemporary music more accessible
Accroche Note are also committed to making contemporary music more accessible to the general public and music students alike.
The public are presented with several opportunities to meet the musicians of Accroche Note and the composers they collaborate with:
– A communal meal between two concerts – a convivial moment between musicians and spectators.
-A “meet and greet” with a particular composer. The public are given the opportunity to ask questions about a new work performed by Accroche Note.
– Open rehearsals – the public can to listen to Accroche Note in rehearsal giving a deeper insight into the preparation and interpretation of the music being performed.
Accroche Note also give music students from the conservatoire or local music school the chance to discover contemporary music and meet the musicians of the ensemble:
– Workshops and master classes with both composers and musicians
– Open rehearsals in the presence of the composer to explain his/her music
– Pedagogical works played by the students themselves – a chance for students to play contemporary music, present it in a concert situation and work with the composers themselves.