2020

September

Friday, September 18, 2020
8:30 pm
Stimmung - StockhausenFestival Musica - Strasbourg

Grand opening concert

The 38th edition of Musica opens with one large concert in the monumental setting of the Rhine Hall of the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès - a 3,000 m2 space to make distancing and reinstate the necessary sharing of listening. Come with friends or family, understand the ritual of the concert in different ways (sitting, standing, lying down) and live a unique experience of musical immersion. For this first big concert of the weekend, Musica takes you to the borders of sound galaxies by Ryoji Ikeda, Ashley Fure, Simon Steen-Andersen and Karlheinz Stockhausen. One watchword: deconstruct the ritual of the concert to nurture new listening experiences.

Stimmung de Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007) / work for 6 singers and electronic system

Les Métaboles : 
Raphaëlle Kennedy, soprano
Amandine Trenc, mezzo-soprano
Pauline Leroy, alto
Steve Zheng, ténor
Randol Rodriguez, ténor
Geoffroy Buffière, basse

Léo Warynski, musical direction
SWR EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO Freiburg, dispositif électronique

More information here

August

Thuesday, August, 11 2020 Postponed - Mysterious NativityLes musicales de Quimper

A bewitching program on the theme of the nativity, where meditation and spirituality inhabit Russian and Baltic composers in their sensitive approach to sacred texts. A moment of striking choral music.

Website Les Musicales de Quimper

Friday, August , 2020 Canceled - Grands airsLes Rencontres musicales du Malzieu

Program

Vivaldi, Gloria (RV 589)
Fauré, Cantique de Jean Racine
Mozart, Ave Verum

Les Métaboles
Léo Warynski, musical direction

Dimanche 2 août 2020
11 am, 3, 4 and 6 pm
Le jardin extraordinaireGrand Est'ival, Baerenthal, Bitche and Sturzelbronn

A vocal quartet program inspired by the Metaboles's latest album, Jardin féérique ...

Saturday, august 1 2020
3, 5 and 7 pm
Le jardin extraordinaireGrand Est'ival - Creutzwald and Bouzonville

A vocal quartet program inspired by the Metaboles's latest album, Jardin féérique ...

July

Friday, July 31 2020
2:30, 5 et 7 pm
Le Jardin extraordinaireGrand Est'ival - Uckange, Lorry-les-Metz and Lessy

 

A vocal quartet program inspired by the Metaboles's latest album, Jardin féérique ...

From july 12 to july 18 2020 Canceled - ARCO - opus 2020Salzbourg

In 2020, the Franco-Austrian university of composition will take place in Salzburg.

Friday, July, 10 2020
6 pm
Canceled - Création-Recréation, de Rameau à HersantAbbaye de Royaumont - Asnière-sur-Oise

Fenêtre sur cour(s)

 

From July 6 to 10, under the leadership of Léo Warynski, young choir conductors will have had the chance to conduct one of the best current vocal ensembles : les Métaboles, ensemble in residence at Royaumont (2019-2021).
The session will have allowed to approach the technique of choir direction, the specificities of interpretation of each of the repertories worked, as well as the challenges of the artistic direction of a choir. Sessions of musicological analysis have been planned with Louis Castelain (CMBV).

The young conductors will also have benefited from the advice of Philippe Hersant during an exceptional rehearsal in his presence.

On July 10, Fenêtre sur cour(s)] will be an opportunity for the laureates to direct several works worked during the session.

Friday, July 10 2020
19 pm
Jardin en-chantéChâteau de la Neuenbourg - Guebwiller (Alsace)

Ensemble enchantons l’été

Surprise concert in the gardens of the Château de la Neuenbourg, as part of "Ensemble enchantons d'été", a vocal happening of the Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation

May

Friday, May 29 2020 Canceled - Jardin féériqueColmar

After Mysterious Nativity "A very beautiful disc to recommend to our listeners" (France Musique) and Une nuit americaine "One of the best French choirs", (Resmusica) the new Metaboles Jardin féérique disc is out in March. The release concert will take place on March 28 in Notre-Dame-du-Liban. The Fairy Garden is an a cappella program - Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Britten and Schafer - in which nature is alternately harmonic or fantastic garden, place of contemplation or reflection, or simply a soundscape.

Léo Warynski, musical direction

Mercredi 20 mai 2020
7:30
Canceled - Al gran sole carico d'amoreStaatstheater - Mainz, Germany

 

A lyrical two-part work by Italian composer Luigi Nono, Al gran sole carico d´amore was composed in 1974 by commission Teatro alla Scala and dedicated to conductor Claudio Abbado and pianist Maurizio Pollini.

Website Staatstheater Mainz 

Thuesday, May 12 2020
7:30 pm
Canceled - Al gran sole carico d'amoreStaatstheater - Mainz, Germany

Œuvre lyrique en deux parties du compositeur italien Luigi Nono, Al gran sole carico d’amore a été composé en 1974 sur une commande Teatro alla Scala et dédiée au chef d'orchestre Claudio Abbado ainsi qu'au pianiste Maurizio Pollini

Voir le site du Staatstheater Mainz 

April

Friday, April 24 2020
7:30 pm
Canceled - Al gran sole carico d'amoreStaatstheater - Mainz, Germany

A lyrical two-part work by Italian composer Luigi Nono, Al gran sole carico d´amore was composed in 1974 by commission Teatro alla Scala and dedicated to conductor Claudio Abbado and pianist Maurizio Pollini.

Website Staatstheater Mainz 

Sunday, April 5 2020
14h
Canceled - Al gran sole carico d'amoreStaatstheater - Mainz, Germany

 

A lyrical two-part work by Italian composer Luigi Nono, Al gran sole carico d´amore was composed in 1974 by commission Teatro alla Scala and dedicated to conductor Claudio Abbado and pianist Maurizio Pollini.

Website Staatstheater Mainz 

March

Thuesday, March 31 2020
7:30 pm
Canceled - Al gran sole carico d'amoreStaatstheater de Mainz - Allemagne

 

A lyrical two-part work by Italian composer Luigi Nono, Al gran sole carico d´amore was composed in 1974 by commission Teatro alla Scala and dedicated to conductor Claudio Abbado and pianist Maurizio Pollini.

Website Staatstheater Mainz 

Saturday, March 28, 2020
20:30 pm
Canceled - Le Jardin féerique - CD release concertNotre-Dame-du-Liban - Paris

Léo Warynski and the Métaboles take you to their magical garden !

After Mysterious Nativity "A very beautiful disc to recommend to our listeners" (France Musique)
and Une nuit americaine "One of the best French choirs", (Resmusica)
the new disc Jardin féérique disc is out in March.

The release party will take place on March 28 at the Cathedrale Notre-Dame du Liban. le Jardin féérique is an a cappella program - Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Britten and Schafer - in which nature is alternately harmonic or fantastic garden, place of contemplation or reflection, or simply a soundscape.
The a cappella vocal writing of the composers recorded on this disc reveals, by their precision and their attention to detail, that they were also great orchestrators.
The Métaboles and their conductor, Léo Warynski, paid particular attention to the intelligibility and expressiveness of the voices, but also to the restitution of this orchestral dimension by means of all the dynamic palette that a choir can offer: the almost whispered piano at the strongest the widest and most intense.

Les métaboles
Leo Warynski, musical direction

Reservation here

Sunday, March 22 2020
6 pm
Canceled - Al gran sole carico d'amoreStaatstheater - Mainz, Germany

A lyric work in two parts by the Italian composer Luigi Nono, Al gran sole carico d´amore was composed in 1974 on a commission Teatro alla Scala and dedicated to the conductor Claudio Abbado and the pianist Maurizio Pollini

Website Staatstheater Mainz 

Saturday, March 21, 2020
8:30 pm
Canceled - Le Papillon noirThéatre de la Renaissance - Oullins

Coming home one night straight after a car accident, a woman feels her memory coming back to the edge of her consciousness and remembers all the fragments that make up what one calls the self: the happy times and the bereavements, the emotions and the memories imbued with eroticism, the dark thoughts, the people close to her, her emotions when faced with art…

Like a stream of consciousness, Papillon Noir is sung in a continuous yet halting breath by the soprano Elise Chauvin. Punctuated by the echoes of the Bardo Thödol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Papillon Noir is an operatic monodrama, for voice, instrumental ensemble, choir and electronic devices, that creates a dialogue between music and text, awakening and forgetting, the secular and the sacred.

Reservation here

Yann Robin, music
Yannick Haenel, libretto
Arthur Nauzyciel, spatial installation

Elise Chauvin, singer
gnem, live electronics
Léo Warynski, musical direction

Saturday, March 14 2020
7:30pm
Canceled - Al gran sole carico d’amoreStaatstheater - Mainz, Germany

 

A lyrical two-part work by Italian composer Luigi Nono, Al gran sole carico d´amore was composed in 1974 by commission Teatro alla Scala and dedicated to conductor Claudio Abbado and pianist Maurizio Pollini.

Website Staatstheater Mainz 

2019

December

Sunday, December 15, 2019
5 pm
Un Noël allemandÉglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul, Scherwiller

The ancient melody composed at the beginning of the 17th century by Michael Praetorius, Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, finds an echo in the recent version by Jan Sandström with a double choir. This show is also an opportunity to reconnect with major works of the German choral tradition for Christmas, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Hugo Distler, Max Reger, and Christmas folk songs, Leise rieselt der SchneeStille NachtO Tannenbaum

Entry without reservation

More information here

Saturday, December 14 2019
4 pm
Un Noël allemand Protestant church, Niederbronn-les-Bains

The ancient melody composed at the beginning of the 17th century by Michael Praetorius, Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, finds an echo in the recent version by Jan Sandström with a double choir. This show is also an opportunity to reconnect with major works of the German choral tradition for Christmas, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Hugo Distler, Max Reger, and Christmas folk songs, Leise rieselt der SchneeStille Nacht, O Tannenbaum

Entry without reservation

More information here

Friday, December 13, 2019
8:30 pm
Un Noël allemandÉglise Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux catholique à Strasbourg

The ancient melody composed at the beginning of the 17th century by Michael Praetorius, Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, finds an echo in the recent version by Jan Sandström with a double choir. This show is also an opportunity to reconnect with major works of the German choral tradition for Christmas, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Hugo Distler, Max Reger, and Christmas folk songs, Leise rieselt der SchneeStille Nacht, O Tannenbaum

 

Entry without reservation

More information here

Sunday, December 1, 2019
4 pm
Bach le nordique, with Orchestre régional de NormandieLa Sall'in - Cabourg

BACH THE NORDIC !

The Bach family is the most prolific family of musicians in history, with the most famous personality of all being Johann Sebastian Bach, undisputed genius with universal recognition. Twelve singers from the ensemble Les Métaboles join the twelve string musicians of the Orchester de Normandie on stage to form twelve "voice-instrument pairs". They give a tribute to Bach's composers who followed him, such as Mendelssohn and Nystedt.

Jean-Sebastien BACH (1685-1750) Jesu meine Freude BWV 227 / Opening Choral

Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Cantate Jesu meine Freude
Cantate Wer nur den Liebengott lässt wahlten

Johann-Michael BACH (1648-1694) Halt, was du hast

Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)
Holberg Suite op.40
Ave maris Stella

Linda LEIMANE (born in 1989) 56 Days 

Knut NYSTEDT (1915-2014) Immortal Bach op. 153b

Léo WARYNSKI, conductor

Les Métaboles and the musicians of l'Orchestre régional de Normandie

Reservation here

November

Friday, November 29, 2019
8 pm
Bach le nordique, with Orchestre régional de NormandieGrande chapelle - Mesnière-en-Bray (Normandie)

BACH THE NORDIC !

The Bach family is the most prolific family of musicians in history, with the most famous personality of all being Johann Sebastian Bach, undisputed genius with universal recognition. Twelve singers from the ensemble Les Métaboles join the twelve string musicians of the Orchester de Normandie on stage to form twelve "voice-instrument pairs". They give a tribute to Bach's composers who followed him, such as Mendelssohn and Nystedt.

Jean-Sebastien BACH (1685-1750) Jesu meine Freude BWV 227 / Opening Choral

Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Cantate Jesu meine Freude
Cantate Wer nur den Liebengott lässt wahlten

Johann-Michael BACH (1648-1694) Halt, was du hast

Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)
Holberg Suite op.40
Ave maris Stella

Linda LEIMANE (born in 1989) 56 Days 

Knut NYSTEDT (1915-2014) Immortal Bach op. 153b

Léo WARYNSKI, conductor

Denis COMTET, conductor (for the Mesnière en Bray concert)

Les Métaboles and the musicians of l'Orchestre régional de Normandie

reservations here

Sunday, November 24, 2019
5 PM
Bach le nordique, with Orchestre régional de NormandieEglise Notre-Dame La Gloriette - Caen

BACH THE NORDIC! The Bach family is the most prolific family of musicians in history, with the most famous personality of all being Johann Sebastian Bach, undisputed genius with universal recognition. Twelve singers from the ensemble Les Métaboles join the twelve string musicians of the Orchester de Normandie on stage to form twelve "voice-instrument pairs". They give a tribute to Bach's composers who followed him, such as Mendelssohn and Nystedt.

Jean-Sebastien BACH (1685-1750) Jesu meine Freude BWV 227 / Opening Choral

Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Cantate Jesu meine Freude
Cantate Wer nur den Liebengott lässt wahlten

Johann-Michael BACH (1648-1694) Halt, was du hast

Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)
Holberg Suite op.40
Ave maris Stella

Linda LEIMANE (born in 1989) 56 Days 

Knut NYSTEDT (1915-2014) Immortal Bach op. 153b

Léo WARYNSKI, conductor

Denis COMTET, conductor (for the Mesnière en Bray concert)

Les Métaboles and the musicians of l'orchestre régional de Normandie

September

Saturday, September 28 2019 De profundisFestival de musique ancienne - Ribeauvillé

Concert Hersant - Charpentier

Les Métaboles (16 singers)
Organ : Denis Comtet
Viola da gamba : Juliette Guignard

More information here

Saturday, September 14 2019
3:30 and 8:30 pm
Alice in wonderlandPhilharmonie de Paris

Concert film
Tim Burton : movie and Danny Elfman : music

Orchestre national d'Ile-de-France
Vocal ensemble Metaboles
John Mauceri, musical direction

More than thirty years ago, Tim Burton offered composer Danny Elfman the first opportunity to write a score: it was the time of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Both lovers of independent rock and horror films, the two creators have forged a common aesthetic. Since then, Elfman and Burton have worked together on more than a dozen feature films. Alice in Wonderland is without a doubt one of their most successful projects: the orchestration, at once luminous, strange and frightening, serves the characters imagined by Tim Burton.

More d'information here

September 7 & 8, 2019 Académie Voix nouvellesAbbaye de Royaumont - Asnières-sur-Oise

 

The Metaboles, Mivos Quatuor, Florentin Ginot, double bass
Leo Warynski, musical direction

Fourteen composers constitute the international group of young composers trained at Royaumont each year under the direction of two professors, then joined by professional interpreters. Edition 2019: Franck Bedrossian and Simon Steen-Andersen (composers), Les Métaboles, the Mivos quartet and Florentin Ginot on bass.

More information here

Saturday, September 7, 2019
20:45
The AngelsAbbaye de Royaumont - Asnières-sur-Oise

The Angels - Tribute to Jonathan Harvey

William Byrd - Ave verum
Jonathan Harvey - I love the Lord, pour double chœur a cappella
Plain Songs for Peace and Light, pour chœur a cappella
Come Holy Ghost, pour chœur a cappella
G. P. da Palestrina - Stabat Mater for double a cappella choir
Jonathan Harvey - The annunciation
The Angels pour double chœur a cappella
Henry Purcell - Remember not Lord, our offenses
Jonathan Harvey - Remember, O Lord
Jack Sheen - new work, for spatialized choir, world premiere, commissioned by the Royaumont Foundation

More information here

August

August, 30 2019
9 pm
Une nuit américaineFestival de La Chaise-Dieu

A program that celebrates American vocal music of the XX and XXI century, through emblematic composers of the great choral tradition of the Atlantic. Barber - his famous Agnus Dei, but also The Reincarnations, song cycle on Irish poems - Copland - major representative of his generation, and author of an important choral work - or more recently Eric Whitacre, young composer whose reputation has long since crossed the borders of the United States.

August 27, 2019
8:30 pm
Une nuit américaineLes Musicales de Normandie

A program that honours American vocal music from the 20th and 21st centuries with emblematic composers from that country’s great choral tradition. Whether it’s Barber – and his famous Agnus Dei, but also his The Reincarnations, a cycle of songs based on Irish poems – Copland – a major figure of his generation, and author of an important body of choral works – or more recently Eric Whitacre, a young composer whose reputation has long spread beyond the borders of the United States.

To accompany this musical program, Quentin Bisch has imagined a cycle of four fragrances that lead the audience from dusk to dawn.

August 24, 2019
9h pm
Mysterious nativityCité de la Voix à Vezelay

Olfactory concert

The program of the record Mysterious Nativity was born from the companionship that unites Les Métaboles with the composer Dimitri Tchesnokov. Released in 2014 with Brilliant Classics it’s at the origin of this concert.

July

July 20, 2019 Une nuit américaineAbbaye de Noirlac

A program that honours American vocal music from the 20th and 21st centuries with emblematic composers from that country’s great choral tradition. Whether it’s Barber – and his famous Agnus Dei, but also his The Reincarnations, a cycle of songs based on Irish poems – Copland – a major figure of his generation, and author of an important body of choral works – or more recently Eric Whitacre, a young composer whose reputation has long spread beyond the borders of the United States.

To accompany this musical program, Quentin Bisch has imagined a cycle of four fragrances that lead the audience from dusk to dawn.

July 8 to 13 ARCO opus 2019 - Académie de compositionMarseille - Friche de la Belle de Mai

ARCO – Art, Research and Creation Opus 2019 – is a binational university of composition, association between the Gmem-Marseille (one of the French National Center of Musical Creation) and the Mozarteum University Salzbourg.

Hosted by the Gmem, this first edition will welcome in Marseille, from July 5th to 14th, twelve composers from all over the world. Throughout the week seminars, workshops and concerts will be given. Written for the occasion, the students’ pieces will be rehearsed, performed and professionnaly recorded during two closing concerts.

plus d'infos ici

Avec les Métaboles, le Quatuor Tana et l'Ensemble Multilatérale

June

June 8 & 9, 2019 Atelier des 200Théâtre de Sénart

After the success of the first edition, here is finally at the Theater, the second opus of the Atelier des 200.
For this edition, four renowned artists: directors Caroline Binder and Frédéric Sonntag, choreographer Pierre Rigal and singers from Ensemble Les Métaboles will host the various workshops offered during the two days. This one-of-a-kind event creates an ideal energy for trying out the game, experiencing collective expression and experiencing an incredible artistic and human adventure. From 15 years old.

May

May 4 & 5, 2019
4 pm
Guerre et paixEglise Saint Mathieu - Comar

Guerre et paix
Les Métaboles
Musical direction : Léo Warynski
Marc Coppey, cello
With a college class - Victor Hugo de Colmar (25 college students)

 

At 16h, workshop open to the public : come and prepare for your participation in the concert !

Dimitri Tchesnokov : Cantate de la paix (creation)
Ludwig van Beethoven : Hymne à la joie, extrait de la symphonie n°9 (adaptation)*
By the waters of Babylon (canon)*
Maurice Ravel : Trois chansons pour chœur à quatre voix
Chants militaires : Dans les tranchées de Lagny et La Strasbourgeoise (arrangements Brice Légée)
Anton Bruckner : Locus iste
Felix Mendelssohn : Herr, nun lassest du deinen Diener pour choeur et solistes
John Tavener : Svyati pour violoncelle et choeur
Philippe Hersant : Métamorphoses pour violoncelle et choeur

(*) participatory works

 

More information and reservations her

April

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Concert Obliques organised by Fondation Bettencourt SchuellerOpéra Comique à Paris

At this concert, the Metaboles will share the stage with Aedès (vocal ensemble) and la Maîtrise de l'Opéra comique.

Raymond Murray Schaffer, Miniwanka 
Johannes Brahms, Waldesnacht
Eriks Ešenvalds, Stars
Georges Bizet, Habanera

Les Métaboles : 

Camille Saint Saëns : Calme des Nuits, Des pas dans l’allée
Maurice Ravel/Machuel : Le Jardin Féérique
Raymond Murray Schaffer : Magic songs 1, 3 et 9

February

February 1, 2, 3 2019 L'envers du décor - Voix in situMusée de l'immigration à Paris

Music : Georges Aperghis, John Cage, Pascal Dusapin, Morton Feldman, Phil Glass, Clément Janequin, Oliver Knussen, Vytautas Miskinis, Zad Moultaka, Maurice Ravel, Rebecca Saunders, Murray Schafer, Eric Whitacre…
Performances, participatory choir

Coordination and staging : Antoine Gindt, assist by d'Élodie Brémaud

With :
Les Métaboles, direction Léo Warynski
Les Ballets confidentiels (Richard Dubelski, Johanne Saunier, Eléonore Lemaire)
Eric Houzelot, actor
Students of Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

coproduction : T&M-Paris, Palais de la Porte Dorée, Métaboles, ENSA

2018

December

Saturday, December 22 2018
7 pm
Messe un jour ordinaireGennevilliers - Salle des Fêtes

Messe un jour ordinaire (Mass an ordinary day) revolves mainly around two texts: the ritual of Mass and the insignificant words of Laurence, a young woman adrift, an ordinary addict, who has now passed away, from a filmed document by Jean-Michel Carré, « Galère de femmes ». The two are confronted: the emphatic, dramatic, self-assured collective speech and the individual, modest, minimal, human and insignificant speech.

Monday December 10th 2018
20:30
Playing for PhilharmoniePhilharmonie de Paris

Alongside the orchestra Les Siècles and Les Métaboles, and under the direction of François-Xavier Roth, 300 amateur instrumentalists and choir singers, including around fifty from Casablanca and Douala, all employees of Société Générale, have been preparing a unique concert at the Philarmonie de Paris, for over a year.

Sunday December 9th 2018
17 pm
Playing for PhilharmoniePhilharmonie de Paris

Alongside the orchestra Les Siècles and Les Métaboles, and under the direction of François-Xavier Roth, 300 amateur instrumentalists and choir singers, including around fifty from Casablanca and Douala, all employees of Société Générale, have been preparing a unique concert at the Philarmonie de Paris, for over a year.

Saturday December 8th 2018
8:30 pm
Playing for PhilharmoniePhilharmonie de Paris

Alongside the orchestra Les Siècles and Les Métaboles, and under the direction of François-Xavier Roth, 300 amateur instrumentalists and choir singers, including around fifty from Casablanca and Douala, all employees of Société Générale, have been preparing a unique concert at the Philarmonie de Paris, for over a year.

October

Sunday October 28th 2018
7 pm
Yaël Naïm et Les MétabolesChapelle de la Trinité à Lyon

During her most recent concerts in Lyon, in particular at the Chapelle de la Trinité, Yaël Naïm celebrated the subtle melding of her songs with the strings of the Quatuor Debussy. This time the singer focuses on the voice, the central element of her writing.

Over time, in her albums, Yaël Naïm has orchestrated many choirs: gospel style, children’s choirs, or the trio 3somesisters. This time, in keeping with this approach, it’s with the a capella vocal ensemble Les Métaboles, whose performances range from Puccini to Pink Floyd, from Bach to Debussy, that she will deliver a superb selection of original songs spiced up with some classics.

Ticketing here

September

Sunday September 30th 2018
4:30 pm
200 Motels - The suitesPhilharmonie de Paris

Transposition for the stage of 200 Motels, a hallucinatory film by Frank Zappa recording the life of a rock band on tour, 200 Motels - The Suites is an impressive musical/theatrical fresco, premiered in France.

Les Métaboles (20 singers)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
Les Percussions de Strasbourg
The Headshakers
Léo Warynski, musical direction

 

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
8:30 pm
Io, frammento dal PrometeoFestival Musica - Eglise Saint-Paul, Strasbourg

Léo Warynski’s Les Métaboles decide to work, for the first time, with the score of the Italian Master.

If Aeschylus is to be believed, Io met Prometheus, in chains, while she was wandering aimlessly to escape from Hera’s vengeful jealousy. To craft the libretto of Io, frammento da Prometeo, Massimo Cacciari uses fragments of this drama, which he intertwines with excerpts from Hölderlin’s Song of destiny.
But when Luigi Nono seizes upon the textual matter, he rids it of all narrative intention and exploits its acoustic potential, considering that “in music, only sounds can speak”.

Les Métaboles
Solists of Multilatérale
Experimentalstudio des SWR
Léo Warynski, musical direction

 

 

 

Friday September 21st 2018
8:30 pm
200 Motels - The suitesFestival Musica - Zénith de Strasbourg

Transposition for the stage of 200 Motels, a hallucinatory film by Frank Zappa recording the life of a rock band on tour, 200 Motels - The Suites is an impressive musical/theatrical fresco, premiered in France.

Les Métaboles (20 singers)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
Les Percussions de Strasbourg
The Headshakers
Léo Warynski, musical direction

August

Sunday August 26th 2018
12 am
Nature of thingsFestival de Royaumont - Abbaye de Royaumont

This show for 8 singers and electronic devices immerses us in the unique soundscape of the garden of Royaumont and questions the way we move, understand, communicate and exchange there. Inspired by the poem in Latin by the epicurean Titus Lucretius Carus, Se Rerum Natura, the work surrounds the audience with a whirlwind of sounds for an immersive concert experience, an experience of expression and understanding for the performers, of listening for the audience.

Saturday August 25th 2018
4:30 pm
Nature of Things (world creation)Festival de Royaumont - Abbaye de Royaumont

This show for 8 singers and electronic devices immerses us in the unique soundscape of the garden of Royaumont and questions the way we move, understand, communicate and exchange there. Inspired by the poem in Latin by the epicurean Titus Lucretius Carus, Se Rerum Natura, the work surrounds the audience with a whirlwind of sounds for an immersive concert experience, an experience of expression and understanding for the performers, of listening for the audience.

 

Tuesday August 14th 2018
8:30 pm
Jardin féériqueSemaines musicales de Quimper - Cathédrale St-Corentin, Quimper

This program is conceived like a walk in nature, forests, and gardens. The works sometimes evoke an enchanted forest (La Ronde or Le Jardin Féerique by Ravel), then animals (le Chant des Oiseaux by Janequin), or flowers (Flower Songs by Britten). The music of Murray Schafer (A Garden of Bells, The Spirit Garden) and Diana Soh (Nature of Things, a commission for Les Métaboles), develops the idea of an soundscape: a fascinating combination of vocal movements, percussions, onomatopoeia, evocations of rituals that reveal the metaphysical dimension of the relationship between man and nature.

Les Métaboles (16 to 24 singers)
Léo Warynski, musical direction

Thursday August 9th 2018
9 pm
Les grands airs d'opéra du mondeAbbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise

60 choir members will perform well-known opera works, including excerpts from West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein), Carmen (Georges Bizet), The Tales of Hofmann, (Jacques Offenbach), Nabucco, La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi) or Madame Butterfly (Giacomo Puccini).

Les Métaboles
The choir Polymnie

July

June 2018 Prix Bettencourt for choral singing

The 2018 Prix Liliane Bettencourt for choral singing (bestowed in partnership with the Académie des Beaux-Arts) was awarded to the choir Les Métaboles, created in 2010 by Léo Warynski, dedicated to the repertoire for a capella choirs of the 20th and 21st centuries.

June

Friday June 29th 2018
8 pm
Le Jour juste avant l'océanEglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine de Gennevilliers

This original project was born from a shared desire of the Ensemble Multilatérale and the Orchestre National de Jazz to come together for a singular creation, at the crossroads, with one unique and ambitious goal: the quest for the extraordinary. Long-time fellow traveller of Multilatérale, upholder of the concept of saturation, which also resonates strongly with the musical orientations of the ONF, Raphaël Cendo is the driving force behind this collaboration.

Saturday June 16th 2018
9 pm
Mysterious NativityAbbaye Saint-Vincent de Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Olfactory concert

The program of the record Mysterious Nativity was born from the companionship that unites Les Métaboles with the composer Dimitri Tchesnokov. Released in 2014 with Brilliant Classics it’s at the origin of this concert.

Tuesday June 12th 2018
8:30pm
EST/OUEST d'un continent à l'autreÉglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul d'Eguisheim

Works by Nystedt, Poulenc, Tchesnokov, Schnittke, Britten, Copland...

Les Métaboles (16 singers)
Chœur de chambre du Conservatoire de Colmar, direction Catherine Fender and the students of the choir direction class
Léo Warynski, musical direction

May

Friday May 18th 2018
8 pm
Le Papillon NoirAuditorium du Conservatoire de Gennevilliers

Coming home one night straight after a car accident, a woman feels her memory coming back to the edge of her consciousness and remembers all the fragments that make up what one calls the self: the happy times and the bereavements, the emotions and the memories imbued with eroticism, the dark thoughts, the people close to her, her emotions when faced with art…

Like a stream of consciousness, Papillon Noir is sung in a continuous yet halting breath by the soprano Elise Chauvin. Punctuated by the echoes of the Bardo Thödol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Papillon Noir is an operatic monodrama, for voice, instrumental ensemble, choir and electronic devices, that creates a dialogue between music and text, awakening and forgetting, the secular and the sacred.

Yann Robin, music
Yannick Haenel, libretto
Arthur Nauzyciel, spatial installation

Elise Chauvin, actor - singer
gnem, live electronics
Léo Warynski, musical direction

Saturday May 12th 2018
8 pm
Le Papillon NoirThéâtre de la Criée (Marseille)

Coming home one night straight after a car accident, a woman feels her memory coming back to the edge of her consciousness and remembers all the fragments that make up what one calls the self: the happy times and the bereavements, the emotions and the memories imbued with eroticism, the dark thoughts, the people close to her, her emotions when faced with art…

Like a stream of consciousness, Papillon Noir is sung in a continuous yet halting breath by the soprano Elise Chauvin. Punctuated by the echoes of the Bardo Thödol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Papillon Noir is an operatic monodrama, for voice, instrumental ensemble, choir and electronic devices, that creates a dialogue between music and text, awakening and forgetting, the secular and the sacred.

Yann Robin, music
Yannick Haenel, libretto
Arthur Nauzyciel, spatial installation

Elise Chauvin, actor - singer
gnem, live electronics
Léo Warynski, musical direction

April

Wednesday April 6th 2018 Édition du prix Saint-Christophe du jeune compositeurCollège des Bernardins - Paris

Creations for choir and orchestra of the works of the six finalists of the competition for the Prix Saint Christophe du Jeune Compositeur

Les Métaboles (16 singers)
Ensemble Multilatérale
Léo Warynski, direction

March

Sunday March 25th 2018
3 pm
La Sirène d'AuberThéâtre de Saint Dizier

In partnership with les Frivolités Parisiennes.

La Sirène d’Auber is a screwball comedy that, in the manner of traditional Italian comedies, is filled with surprises and revelations. Ruses, loves and betrayals take place at a frenzied pace and then unravel. Desire, passion and power are at the heart of this sensual and transgressive fable that finds resolution only in the overthrowing of the established order. Though joy and comedy appear to be the major themes of the work, La Sirène is nevertheless a criticism of power and its abuses, finding a strong echo in today’s world.

Sunday March 11th 2018
4 pm
La Sirène d'AuberScène nationale d'Albi

In partnership with les Frivolités Parisiennes.

La Sirène d’Auber is a screwball comedy that, in the manner of traditional Italian comedies, is filled with surprises and revelations. Ruses, loves and betrayals take place at a frenzied pace and then unravel. Desire, passion and power are at the heart of this sensual and transgressive fable that finds resolution only in the overthrowing of the established order. Though joy and comedy appear to be the major themes of the work, La Sirène is nevertheless a criticism of power and its abuses, finding a strong echo in today’s world.

Tuesday March 6th 2018
8:30 pm
Les ombres qui passent - Ondřej Adámek (creation)Auditorium du CRD d'Aulnay-sous-Bois

Les Ombres qui passent, Ondrej Adamek

Les Métaboles
Orchestre du Pôle supérieur d'enseignement artistique Seine-Saint-Denis Ile-de-France (Pôle Sup' 93)

Monday March 5th 2018
7 pm
Les ombres qui passent - Ondřej Adámek (creation)Amphithéâtre de l'université Paris 8

Les Ombres qui passent, Ondrej Adamek

Les Métaboles
Orchestre du Pôle supérieur d'enseignement artistique Seine-Saint-Denis Ile-de-France (Pôle Sup' 93)

February

Sunday February 25th 2018
8 pm
Yaël NaïmPhilharmonie de Paris

This time the singer focuses on the voice, the central element of her writing.

Over time, in her albums, Yaël Naïm has orchestrated many choirs: gospel style, children’s choirs, or the trio 3somesisters. This time, in keeping with this approach, it’s with the a capella vocal ensemble Les Métaboles, whose performances range from Puccini to Pink Floyd, from Bach to Debussy, that she will deliver a superb selection of original songs spiced up with some classics.

Saturday February 10th 2018
8:30 pm
Yaël NaïmThéâtre Sénart

This time the singer focuses on the voice, the central element of her writing.

Over time, in her albums, Yaël Naïm has orchestrated many choirs: gospel style, children’s choirs, or the trio 3somesisters. This time, in keeping with this approach, it’s with the a capella vocal ensemble Les Métaboles, whose performances range from Puccini to Pink Floyd, from Bach to Debussy, that she will deliver a superb selection of original songs spiced up with some classics.

Friday February 9th 2018
8:30 pm
Yaël NaïmThéâtre Sénart

This time the singer focuses on the voice, the central element of her writing.

Over time, in her albums, Yaël Naïm has orchestrated many choirs: gospel style, children’s choirs, or the trio 3somesisters. This time, in keeping with this approach, it’s with the a capella vocal ensemble Les Métaboles, whose performances range from Puccini to Pink Floyd, from Bach to Debussy, that she will deliver a superb selection of original songs spiced up with some classics.

January

Friday 26 January
8:30 pm
La Sirène d'AuberThéâtre Impérial de Compiègne

In partnership with les Frivolités Parisiennes.

La Sirène d’Auber is a screwball comedy that, in the manner of traditional Italian comedies, is filled with surprises and revelations. Ruses, loves and betrayals take place at a frenzied pace and then unravel. Desire, passion and power are at the heart of this sensual and transgressive fable that finds resolution only in the overthrowing of the established order. Though joy and comedy appear to be the major themes of the work, La Sirène is nevertheless a criticism of power and its abuses, finding a strong echo in today’s world.