La Tempête fr

Bach Minimalist

The characteristics of Bach’s instrumental music are very similar to those of the music of our time : extremely rhythmic, almost uninterrupted, heady…

Immersed in the heart of certain works by the German master mixed with those of minimalist music composers of the 20th century, the listener experiences the incredible kinship between styles and eras that are a priori very distant from each other, to the point of forgetting their origin.

In collaboration with the digital artist Jemma Woolmore, La Tempête explores the idea of a visual translation of such minimalist dialogues, through a video mapping installation in which the orchestra is immersed.

Simon-Pierre Bestion
Concept, arrangements and conductor

Jemma Woolmore
Video-mapping and live

Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas
Harpsichord 

Marianne Pelcerf
Lighting design

19 instrumentistes
9 violins, 4 altos, 4 cellos, 2 double bass

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 
Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 (1738)
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 (1716)

JOHN ADAMS
Shaker Loops (1978) 

HENRYK GORECKI 
Harpsichord Concerto (1995) 

STEVE REICH
Piano Phase (1967) 

JEHAN ALAIN 
Litanies (1937) 

KNUT NYSTEDT
Immortal Bach (1988) 

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Creation : CCR Dominicains de Haute-Alsace ; L'Empreinte, scène nationale Brive-Tulle With the support of the OARA