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Black Angels

ÎLOT AMERICA AMERICA :

Black Angels

1h without interval

program

George Crumb
Black Angels
Steve Reich
Different trains

 
During his childhood years, between 1939 and 1942, Steve Reich regularly crossed the USA, to stay with his mother in New York or his father in Los Angeles. He later said of these train journeys: “While the trips were exciting and romantic at the time, I now look back and think that, if I had been in Europe during this period, as a Jew I would have had to ride very different trains.” It was this tragic insight that provided the motivation for Different Trains, a work for string quartet accompanied by the taped first-hand testimony of Holocaust survivors. In Black Angels, George Crumb focused his attention on the Vietnam War, replacing the traditional string quartet by electric string instruments, maracas and crystal glasses. Two inspired works for original quartets.

Calendrier
Sep
10 September 2017 - 11h30
La Seine Musicale (from 10 to 25€)

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