Musical creation and contemporary acoustic instrument making with the Hope Ensemble

Thursday 29 January 2015 - 16:00

Moderation Bruno Giner

The Hope Ensemble is motivated above all by its taste for contemporary musical creation. From its foundation, its range of instruments includes classical stringed and percussive instruments, to which are added various extra-European sound bodies or those of more contemporary fabrication. Its encounter with the Baschet brothers – whose work is characterised by a multifacetted research into instrument making, musical creation, sound sculpture and teaching – was crucial.

Today the Hope Ensemble’s range of instruments includes some of the sound structures developed by the Baschet brothers, notably the Cristal Baschet.

An ensemble of variable constitution based in the Limousin region of France, the Hope Ensemble performs throughout the world in one or other of its various formations (cristal duet, quartet with two cristals, voice and multi-timbral sound structure, piano and cristal duet, cristal, accordion and cymbalum, etc.).

For this encounter, the Hope Ensemble joins with composers who have written for cristal and will deal (in music) with the history and different artistic implications of this new acoustic instrument making.

With the participation of Elise Petit, Frédéric Bousquet, Marc Antoine Millon, Roger Steptoe, Alain Voirpy, Bruno Giner, Eric Fischer, Gualtiero Dazzi.

Partnership Cdmc – Ensemble Hope