Thu, May 09|
The "Stylus Phantasticus" show offers the opportunity for a timeless stroll through the whimsical universe of Quebec composer Jean Lesage, set in the abyss by the projections of some forty works by great painters of the 20th century.
Heure et lieu
May 09, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Paradox Theater, 5959 Boulevard Monk, Montreal, QC, Canada
À propos de l'événement
The "Stylus Phantasticus" show offers the opportunity for a timeless stroll through the whimsical universe of Quebec composer Jean Lesage, set in the abyss by the projections of some forty works by great painters of the 20th century. On stage, Véronique Lacroix leads 12 ECM+ musicians in an immersive experience where Lesage's music dialogues with the projection of paintings by great modern, surrealist and cubist masters on 3 screens. In a rich sound and visual journey commented by musicologist Pierre Vachon, we will discover a visionary composer in the diversity and evolution of his work, seen through four of his pieces written over a period of more than 30 years. way of Picasso revisiting Delacroix, David, Manet or Velázquez, the Amadeus Project (inspired by one of Mozart's most beautiful works) will first illustrate Lesage's orchestral palette in the reinterpretation of works from the past, an art in which he has become a master. More intimate, his colorful String Quartet #4 will shed surreal light on the enigmatic mosaic of its five movements treated like so many miniatures inspired by the unreal fables of paintings by Ernst, Magritte, De Chirico and Miró .The flights of the young violinist Victor Fournelle-Blain playing alone, thereafter, "Ivresses songes deaf nights" will wonderfully evoke the baroque virtuosity of the "Stylus Phantasticus" which influenced the first performance. iode by the composer and dressed his music with a phantasmagorical approach pushing the rapid successions of musical ideas to excess. performers and written especially to highlight the rich sonority of the young soloist.