Marion Tassou (soprano)
Ensemble vocal EXAUDI : James Weeks (conductor), Juliet Fraser, Amanda Morrison (sopranos), Tom Williams (countertenor), David de Winter, Jonathan Bungard (tenors), Francis Brett (baritone)
L'Instant Donné : Elsa Balas (viola), Nicolas Carpentier (cello), Caroline Cren (piano), Maxime Echardour (percussion), Esther Kubiez-Davoust (harp), Saori Furukawa (violin), Cédric Jullion (flute), Philippe Régana (oboe), Mathieu Steffanus (clarinet)
The product of a close collaboration between Instant Donné and the composer Gérard Pesson, this double-album gathers chamber and vocal works with the collaboration of Ensemble EXAUDI and the soprano Marion Tassou.
Always carried by words, the music of Gérard Pesson is here inseparable from the texts of Marie Redonnet, Matthieu Nuss, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Elena Andreyev. Melding electronic incursions crossed with a nod to the past, most notably Baroque music, poetic catalyst and a legacy asserted by the composer, this recording is beautiful introduction to his utterly singular world.
La lumière n'a pas de bras pour nous porter - Cassation - Rébus - Cinq chansons - Bruissant divisé - La vita è come l'albero di Natale - Etant l'arrière-son - In nomine - Instant tonné - La lumière n'a pas de bras pour nous porter (instrumentation de Frédéric Pattar) - Cantate égale pays n°1, Jachère aidant - Cantate égale pays n°2, God's grandeur - Cantate égale pays n°3, Grand Murmuré
Born in Torteron, in central France, on January 17th 1958, Gérard Pesson studied at the Sorbonne, where he obtained his doctorate with a thesis on The Aesthetics of Aleatoric Music. In addition, at the Paris Conservatory, he studied composition with Ivo Malec, orchestration with Marius Constant [...]