Gardiens de phare (The Lighthouse Keepers)

Creation 1999

A film by Jean Grémillon (1928, FR, 82 min)
Original music by Jean-Louis Agobet

This accompanying music is written for an ensemble of seven musicians and electronics, consisting of the reading of sampled sequences synchronized with the ensemble during the projection. It is indeed music of accompaniment, emphasizing, supporting, commenting on or, to the contrary, evoking, interpreting, translating: all the compositional work for Gardiens de phare alternated between these two attitudes. Original music by Jean-Louis Agobet for instruments and tape.

Sophie Deshayes, flute / Jean-Marc Fessard, clarinet / Hélène Colombotti, percussion / Séverine Ballon, cello / Didier Meu, double bass / André Feydy, trumpet / Étienne Lamatelle, trombone / and electro-acoustic band.

Creation Ensemble Sillages.
State commission.
First performance: 27 February 1999 at Auditorium du Louvre - Paris, then 7 May 1999 at Quartz, Brest


Ensemble Sillages
Le Quartz
60, rue du Château
BP 91039
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