Ensemble Variances in the United States

October 23, 2015 | By Francerocks

Two composer-performers, two continents, and one very exciting collaborative work of art. “Cri Selon Cri” (or, “Cry by Cry” in English) is the brainchild of France’s Thierry Pécou and the United States’ Lisa Bielawa — a work which brings together their compositions, performance, and, quite literally, their cries of pain. This tour, sponsored in part by the French government, demonstrates the power of music to bring people closer. Bielawa’s powerhouse vocals and Pécou’s piano playing will be backed by Ensemble Variances. The group–whose love of “combining different aesthetic and artistic styles” led them to this project–also consists of Anne Cartel, flute; Carjez Gerretsen, clarinet; Nicolas Prost, saxophone; Liana Gourdjia, violin; and David Louwerse, violoncello.

Here are the American performances:

November 4, 2015 7:30PM
Town Seattle Hall, Seattle, WA 
· Lisa Bielawa: Gargoyles, pour flûte seule
· Thierry Pécou: Soleil-Feu pour violon et piano
· Lisa Bielawa: Incessabili Voci pour voix, clarinette, saxophone, violon et violoncelle
· John Zorn: Mastema pour saxophone, clarinette et sampler
· Thierry Pécou: Les Machines désirantes pour piano, flûte, clarinette, saxophone, violon et violoncelle
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November 9 2015, 7:30PM
Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA 
In partnership with Sonic Generator, France Atlanta et l’Institut Français
· Lisa Bielawa: Incessabili Voci pour voix, clarinette, saxophone, violon et violoncelle 
· Thierry Pécou: Les Machines désirantes pour piano, flûte, clarinette, saxophone, violon et violoncelle
· Steve Reich: Double Sextet
· Pièce de Daniel Wohl 

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November 11 2015, 8:00PM
Bargemusic, Brooklyn, NY 

Lisa Bielawa (USA) and Thierry Pécou (France)
Encounter between two composers-performers and two continents
Lisa Bielawa 
Gargoyles for solo flute
Marc Patch Silver for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
Thierry Pécou Soleil-Feu for violin and piano
Danzon for solo flute
Manoa for bass flute, bass clarinet and violoncello
Lisa Bielawa Incessabili Vocfor for voice, flute, clarinet, violin and cello
Ensemble Variances:
Anne Cartel, flute
Carjez Gerretsen, clarinet
Liana Gourdjia, violin
David Louwerse, cello
Thierry Pécou, piano
with
Lisa Bielawa, composer-vocalist

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Support for Ensemble Variances: The Ensemble Variances is supported by the French Ministry of Culture (Drac Haute-Normandie), the Région Haute-Normandie, the Sacem, the City of Rouen, and the Odia Haute-Normandie. North-American tour of the Ensemble Variances in partnership with the French Institut Paris, the Bureau Export, the Spedidam, the Adami, and Alto – Solutions artistiques.

Ensemble Variances Website

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