Samuel Beckett - Words and music

Ensemble intercontemporain - Ilan Volkov - Traîtres Mots

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016 — 8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique


  • Felipe Lara
    Fringes Création mondiale, commande de l'Ensemble intercontemporain
  • François-Bernard Mâche
    Kassandra, pour ensemble instrumental et sons enregistrés
  • Ivan Fedele / Samuel Beckett
    Words and Music Création mondiale, commande de l'Ensemble intercontemporain


  • Ensemble intercontemporain
  • Ilan Volkov
  • Johan Leysen
  • Han Römer

To prepare your visit and facilitate checks related to « Vigipirate » (France's national security alert system) reinforced at the Philharmonie de Paris, please arrive early.

In Words and Music (1961), written as a radio play, Beckett imagined a lonely old man, Croak, who asks two allegorical characters, Joe and Bob (who incarnate the title elements, respectively) to express certain themes. Morton Feldman wrote a score for the piece in 1987. Ivan Fedele presents a new musical setting for Words and Music, created for the stage.
Coproduction Ensemble Intercontemporain Philharmonie de Paris
Ce concert est enregistré par France musique

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