"an accurate and flexible interpretation"

02/09/2018
Olyrix - Charles Arden
Nature of things

Métaboles inaugurate their residence in Royaumont in the nature of things
Well-built, the program reflects the talents and identity of the Métaboles (recently hailed by the 28th Liliane Bettencourt award for choral singing): eight vocal artists (the most concentrated formation of this modular ensemble) extoll the merits of the art, nature and the link between Renaissance polyphony and contemporary creation. The concert in the Garden Garden shows the modernity of Clément Janequin's "Chant des oiseaux" (1485-1558), the spell of the nomads "Magic Songs" by Raymond Murray Schafer (Canadian environmentalist composer, theorist and teacher, born in 1933) before "The Nature of Things", a world premiere of Diana Soh (born in Singapore in 1984, and having composed this work at the end of a residency at: a beautiful passage of relay so with Les Métaboles who start there theirs).

Perfect entry into matter, Janequin's play already combines two cardinal qualities of the following works: a precise and flexible interpretation (like the direction of the conductor) and a noise spreading effect gently amplified by the twenty or so speakers. They will express their full potential by broadcasting touch-ups in real time on the last piece, before that they gently support without betraying them, the sounds mouths closed and sucked of the Inuit but also the cry of the wolf which pays tribute "Magic Songs" of Raymond Murray Schafer.
The choir then explodes around the garden, beginning with the world premiere "The Nature of Things" by Diana Soh, a journey through the flora and electronic voice registers (sirens springing from musical saws, a whisper becoming digital didgeridoo and the soft cantilenes gradually composing extracts of "De Rerum Natura" written by the epicurean Titus Lucretius Carus).