Concert

Occam Océan

Klangforum Wien and ONCEIM play works by Éliane Radigue, Liza Lim, Patricia Bosshard

Éliane Radigue`s first piece for orchestra “Occam Océan” marks the third work period of the music pioneer and is at the same time an example of collective knowledge transfer through oral and aural transmission – embodied and performed by members of Klangforum Wien together with ONCEIM.

Composer Éliane Radigue contemplates a gadget that looks like an enlightened book

“Éliane Radigue – Échos”. A film by Éleonore Huisse and François Bonnet, F 2021, film still. mm22_radigue_sw_occam_ocean

© Éleonore Huisse, François Bonnet

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This concert evening revolves around one of Éliane Radigue’s most magnificent pieces in her third work period of purely instrumental compositions known as the “Occam” cycle. It is tempting to think of “Occam Océan” as the “summum opus” of her late work, given its large instrumentation, were it not for Radigue’s philosophy to defy such categorisation.

Until the early 2000s, Radigue’s deeply meditative electronic compositions sprang mainly from her work with the ARP 2500 Synthesizer. When she left behind the world of electronic music, she started to develop a remarkable collaborative way of working with a wide range of instrumentalists or “musician-accomplices”, as François Bonnet writes, “bringing an additional relational dimension to a music which until then had been constructed solitarily”. Thus “Occam Océan” was created for and with the musicians of the Paris-based ensemble ONCEIM – her first piece for orchestra – using solely oral and aural transmission. Radigue’s sonic imagination lives embodied in the musicians of the ensemble.

Radigue’s instrumental work is not only outstanding due to her musical qualities, and her ability to create a listening experience both accessible and shared between musicians and audiences. It is also inimitable in its very practice of holding, growing and transmitting the knowledge of composition collectively, in an interpersonal space, without the authoritative gesture of scripture.

To continue the transfer of knowledge of this piece, MaerzMusik invites the renowned Klangforum Wien to perform “Occam Océan” together with ONCEIM, (l’Orchestre de Nouvelles Créations, Expérimentations et Improvisation Musicales). Members of both groups meet at the festival in Berlin to exchange, play, listen, and practice the lived memory of “Occam Océan”. Before they join forces, both ensembles play works of their respective repertoires, by composers Liza Lim and Patricia Bosshard.

Programme

Liza Lim
Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus (2018)
for ensemble

1. Anthropogenic debris
2. Retrograde inversion
3. Autocorrect
4. Transmission
5. Dawn chorus

Klangforum Wien
Leonhard Garms conductor

Patricia Bosshard
Sillons (2018)
for 27 improvising musicians

ONCEIM – Orchestre de Nouvelles Créations, Expérimentations et Improvisations Musicales
Frédéric Blondy artistic director

Éliane Radigue
Occam Océan(2015)
for orchestra

Klangforum Wien
ONCEIM – Orchestre de Nouvelles Créations, Expérimentations et Improvisations Musicales

Cast

Liza Lim, Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus (2018):
Klangforum Wien
Leonhard Garms conductor
Sarah Saviet violin
Vera Fischer flute and piccolo
Markus Deuter oboe
Olivier Vivarès clarinet
Lorelei Dowling bassoon
Christoph Walder horn
Anders Nyqvist trumpet
Mikael Rudolfsson trombone
Benedikt Leitner violoncello
Javad Javadzade double bass
Lukas Schiske percussion
Florian Müller piano

Patricia Bosshard, Sillons (2018):
ONCEIM – Orchestre de Nouvelles Créations, Expérimentations et Improvisations Musicales
Frédéric Blondy artistic director
Xavier Charles, Jean Dousteyssier, Juliette Adam clarinet
Vianney Desplantes euphonium
Benjamin Duboc, Sebastien Béliah, Frédéric Marty double bass
Jean-Sébastien Mariage, Giani Caserotto guitar
Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, Carmen Lefrançois alto saxophone
Benjamin Dousteyssier baritone saxophone
Patricia Bosshard violin
Antonin Gerbal percussion
Alvise Sinivia piano
Diemo Schwarz electronics: computer (max/msp)
Louis Laurain trumpet
Anaïs Moreau, Deborah Walker cello
Alexis Persigan trombone
Stéphane Rives soprano saxophone
Julia Robert, Elodie Gaudet viola
Silke Lange, Pierre Cussac accordion
Bertrand Denzler tenor saxophone

Éliane Radigue,Occam Océan (2015):
ONCEIM – Orchestre de Nouvelles Créations, Expérimentations et Improvisations Musicales:
Xavier Charles, Jean Dousteyssier, Julien Pontvianne,
Samuel Dunscombe clarinet
Juliette Adam bass clarinet
Vianney Desplantes euphonium
Robin Hayward microtonal tuba
Benjamin Duboc, Sebastien Béliah, Frédéric Marty,
Alexander Frangenheim double bass
Jean-Sébastien Mariage, Giani Caserotto, Benjamin Garson,
Richard Comte guitar
Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, Benjamin Dousteyssier,
Carmen Lefrançois alto saxophone
Patricia Bosshard violin
Antonin Gerbal, Alvise Sinivia, Diemo Schwarz percussion
Louis Laurain trumpet
Anaïs Moreau, Deborah Walker violoncello
Alexis Persigan trombone
Stéphane Rives soprano saxophone
Julia Robert, Elodie Gaudet viola
Silke Lange, Pierre Cussac accordion
Bertrand Denzler tenor saxophone

Klangforum Wien:
Leonhard Garms conductor
Olivier Vivarès clarinet
Christoph Walder horn
Anders Nyqvist trumpet
Mikael Rudolfsson trombone
Benedikt Leitner violoncello
Javad Javadzade double bass
Krassimir Sterev accordion
Lukas Schiske percussion

Programme and cast are subject to change

ONCEIM is supported by the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d'Île-de-France - Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication and by CNM - centre national de la musique.

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