Le Festival de Radio France presents ‘Space Music’ this Thursday 17th July in Montpellier, France. Featuring a range of composers of electronic and classical music, Jonathan Harvey’s piece ‘Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco’ will be performed along with music by four other composers. The performers will include Raquel Camarinha, soprano, Johann Nardeau, trumpet, Jörg Widmann, clarinet, Antoine Dreyfuss, cor and Hugues Viallon, cor.
The Festival website introduces the programme by exclaiming, “We too often forget: electro music first made its appearance in classical music!”. The pieces which will be performed are:
Gérard Grisey, ‘Lost Agreements’, five miniatures for two horns in F (1987)
Kaija Saariaho, ‘Lohn’ for female voice and electronics (1995-1996)
Yan Maresz, ‘Metallics’ for trumpet and live electronics (1995)
Jonathan Harvey, ‘Mortuos plango, vivos voco’ for concrete sounds processed by computer (1980)
Pierre Boulez, ‘Dialogue double shadow’ for clarinet, band, and spatialisation device (1985)
Tickets are available from the Festival website for between 10€ and 15€ and directions to the venue can be found through the Angloinfo site.