Grisey: Festival in Milano

Grisey: Festival in Milano

The music of Gérard Grisey (1946 – 1998) has been featured in performances at some of the world’s leading musical institutions. He is considered among the founders of spectral music and a forerunner of the antistructuralist avant-garde movement. Grisey sought to overcome the dualism represented by the spiritual and material spheres, and it is precisely this poetic dimension that the Milano Musica Festival, in conjunction with La Scala Theater, sets out to portray in the series entitled Gérard Grisey: Intonare la luce (In Tune with Light). Some of Grisey’s most important compositions are to be featured during the six weeks of the 25th edition of Milano Musica. 

October  14 
Les espaces acoustiques  (1974/1985)
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale Rai -  Stefan Ashbury, conductor
Geneviève Strosser, alto
mdi ensemble

October  29
Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil (1998)
Ensemble da camera de laVerdi
mdi ensemble
Emilio Pomarico, conductor
Donatienne Michel-Dansac, soprano

November  4
Jour, contre jour (1979)
Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain
Andrea Pestalozza, conductor

November 12-13 
Le Noir de l'Étoile (1989/90)
Les Percussions de Strasbourg

Charme (1969)
Marco danesi, clarinet

Stèle (1995)
Fabio Giannotti, Lorenzo D’Erasmo, percussions (Quartetto Array)

November  14
Paolo Casiraghi, clarinet  (mdi ensemble)

November  19
Anubis et Nout (1983)
Salvatore Castellano, sax  (Vagues Saxophone Quartet)

November  21 
L'Icône paradoxale (1992/94)
Filarmonica della Scala
Anu Komsi, soprano – Ursula Hesse von den Steinen, mezzosoprano
Stefan Ashbury, conductor