Salon de musique — Sunday April 02 - 6: — duration: 1h

L'Heure est au grave 3
5 + 5

Alhambra — Price B: 20-15-10-5 fr. (billet pour les 3 concerts)

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Ricardo Eizirik
Brazil/Switzerland 1985
Motors (2016-2017) 10’ **
pour clarinette contrebasse et percussion

Oscar Bianchi
Italy/Switzerland 1975
Work in progress - étape 1 (2017) 5’ **
pour 1 clarinette contrebasse et 1 percussion

Thomas Kessler
Switzerland 1937
5 + 5 (2017) 15’ **
pour cinq clarinettes contrebasses et cinq percussions

clarinette contrebasse
Armand Angster
clarinette contrebasse
Ernesto Molinari
clarinette contrebasse
Olivier Vivarès
clarinette contrebasse
Theo Nabicht
clarinette contrebasse
Hans Koch
Alexandre Babel
Florian Feyer
Louis Delignon
Sébastien Cordier
Dorian Fretto


This series of 'music salons' takes place at the Alhambra, where stage and hall are going to merge. Bringing together two unusual groups, a quintet of contrabass clarinets and a percussion quintet, in collaboration with Eklekto and the DAAD of Berlin, we have commissioned no less than ten works from diverse Swiss and European composers: Thomas Kessker, William Blank, Oscar Bianchi, Ricardo Eizirik, Jürg Frey, and a future winner of the Kiefer Hablitzel Prize for Switzerland; Enno Poppe, Rebecca Saunders, Mark André, and Peter Ablinger for Europe.

This event is not proposed as a concert but as a series of salons where one can listen to the works, converse with the musicians and composers, participate in a radio broadcast, and discover this extreme instrument that is the contrabass clarinet in the company of its greatest virtuosos: Armand Angster, Ernesto Molinari…

Archipel 2017
© Archipel 2017
En coproduction avec Eklekto.
Avec le soutien de Pro Helvetia, de la Fondation Leenaards et de l’Association Suisse des Musiciens.

Concert enregistré par la RTS-Espace 2. Diffusion les 9, 16 et 23 avril 2017 22h, émission "Musique d'avenir"

Reprise les 18 et 19 octobre 2017, Kammermusiksaal Berliner Philharmonie.
  • Eklekto
  • Pro Helvetia
  • Fondation Leenaards
  • Association Suisse des Musiciens
  • Espace 2