Silences of the oracle. On the work of Salvatore Sciarrino

Moderated by Laurent Feneyrou

Born in Palermo in 1947, Salvatore Sciarrino’s art conjures up the fascinating crossovers of Sicilian civilisation, distant memories, on the land of Empedocles, of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Norman and Spanish cultures. His music, subtle and eminently dramatic, translates with rare acuity the places and environments in which we live, the intensity of​ our feelings and sentiments, the tensions of the body as it listens, yet also the nocturnes and the myths, ancient or modern, of Andromeda, Carlo Gesualdo or Jules Laforgue. Sciarrino’s art, in search of illusions and of chimerical sounds, gives back to nature its rights and models it as it will. Music to be listened to in a state of alertness, of exacerbation. Music of stone and of wind, yet also of precious bestiaries, imitating at times the noise of a crushed pebble, at times the cricket, or birdsong, at times the fundamental elements, the tide or the wind. Music that also scours the horizon in search of the utterly novel. In the course of this encounter, on the occasion of the publication of his book Silences de l'oracle (Paris, Cdmc, 2013), we discuss the work and the teachings of an exceptional musician.

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Publication Cdmc, Paris, 2013 - 188 p.

Price: 22 €
Published in September 2013
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Laurent Feneyrou: Introduction

Ecology of sound, ecology of listening

Grazia Giacco:...a cielo notturno dalle bianche veloci nuvolette... Salvatore Sciarrino and his listening posts
Salvatore Sciarrino: Notes for a Parisian diary
Marco Angius: Sound and fiction: studi per l'intonazione del mare
Salvatore Sciarrino: The colour of sound
Laurent Feneyrou: Salvatore Sciarrino in his bestiaries
Salvatore Sciarrino: Cailles en sarcophage

Of one amphibian the other

Dialogue with Jean-Christophe Bailly and Salvatore Sciarrino

Elements of poetics

Pietro Misuraca: “Dal nulla al nulla”. Salvatore Sciarrino’s poetics of the void
Salvatore Sciarrino: Sound and silence
Gianfranco Vinay:...a cloud of wind and stone... Ecological listening and the musical imagination in the dramatic works of Salvatore Sciarrino
Salvatore Sciarrino: Mind space
Stéphane Mroczkowski: Salvatore Sciarrino and the visual arts
Salvatore Sciarrino: Window form

Fantasia, metaphor and image

Dialogue with Jackie Pigeaud and Salvatore Sciarrino

Myth and melancholy

Henri Scepi: Moralités légendaires by Jules Laforgue: for a poetic of listening
Salvatore Sciarrino: Perseo e Andromeda, opera in one act
Marco Angius: Macbeth. Three acts without name
Salvatore Sciarrino: Cognition and recognition
Laurent Feneyrou: The melancholies of Salvatore Sciarrino
Salvatore Sciarrino: The melancholy of study