From dream to production, from old to new | Musical and architectural matrimony
This conference takes place in the framework of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta of the ULB. Crossroads will create links between the world of music and architecture. The place of women, still a minority in these fields, will be discussed from a societal point of view and several works of musical and architectural heritage, compositions and buildings, will be honored in order to witness the absolute commitment of artists such as Kaija Saariaho or Juliette Folleville.
🎙️ Sylviane Hazard, presenter on Musiq3, will moderate this conference 🎙️ Jean-Marie Rens will talk about the piece "Dreaming Chaconne" by Kaija Saariaho: a work where the past and the present meet. It is from the chaconne of Giuseppe Colombi (1635-1694) that the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho composes Dreaming Chaconne. This work, written in 2010, is part of a collective project to pay tribute to cellist Anssi Karttunen on his 50th birthday. The analysis of Dreaming Chaconne will address the problem of the meeting of past and present, but also the way in which the variation theme (the central project of a chaconne) constitutes a recurrent project in the history of Western music. 🎙️ Echoing the work of Kaija Saariaho, the Belgian architect Aurélie Hachez will illustrate, in brick, the themes dear to her production: ornamentation, variation, dreams and the confrontation of the old and the new. How do these notions inherent to architecture and music respond to each other in the works of these two great artists? 🎻The piece by Kaija Saariaho, as well as several excerpts from other works, will be performed by cellist Marie-Ève Ronveaux.Registrations required on this link
Place Sainte-Croix 1050 Ixelles | FR | Registration required