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Ensemble Cairn

Ensemble Cairn:flute Cédric Jullion; clarinet Ayumi Mori; horn Antoine Dreyfuss; piano Fuminori Tanada; percussion Sylvain Lemêtre; violin Léo Marillier; viola Cécile Brossard; cello Frédéric Baldassare
Conductor: Guillaume Bourgogne
Photo:Elisa Cassini
Teatro Piccolo Arsenale Details


The eleven elements of the Cairn Ensemble, founded in 1998 by composer Jérôme Combier, who also serves as the artistic director, compose a concert with pieces from the Portulan cycle by Tristan Murail, with whom the Ensemble collaborates continuously. Just like the ancient sea atlases traced the coastlines to indicate ports, currents and the depth of the ocean floor, so for Murail the cycle is “a form of autobiography in the form of a metaphor”, where “each piece refers to something – a place, a trip, a book, an aesthetic experience – that is particularly important”. Along with Murail, there will be two new pieces by Jérôme Combier: Fumo di pietra and Die Finsteren Gewässer der Zeit.

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