Informations pratiques

Mardi 17 novembre

Auditorium Marcel Landowski, CRR de Paris 
14, rue de Madrid, 75008, Paris 

Entrée libre

Renseignements et réservations,

→ Suite à l’interdiction des événements accueillant du public (COVID-19), le concert sera enregistré puis retransmis sur la chaîne Youtube de l’ensemble Court-circuit. 

Mercredi 18 novembre — 19h30
Gérard Pesson, Cassation 

Jeudi 19 novembre — 19h30
Jean-Marc Singier, Of bows and sticks 

Vendredi 20 novembre — 19h30
Francesca Verunelli, Cinemaolio

Samedi 21 novembre — 19h30
Alexander Schubert, Sugar, maths and whips


Of bows and sticks   création mondiale*  
pour violon et percussion

Sugar, maths and whips   (2011)
pour violon, contrebasse, percussion, piano et électronique


Cassation   (2013)
pour ensemble

Cinemaolio   (2014-2015)
pour ensemble

*Avec l’aide à l’écriture d’œuvres musicales nouvelles nouvelles – Ministère de la culture et de la communication


Alexandra Greffin-Klein, violon
Didier Meu, contrebasse
Ève Payeur, percussion
Jean-Marie Cottet, piano
Ensemble Court-circuit

Guillaume Bourgogne, direction

Christophe Mazzella, informatique musicale






CRR de Paris


Daniel D’Adamo, Coeli et Terraefor saxophone and double bass
Nicolas Tzortzis
, … à une main. Hommage à Roger Federer for ensemble (world premiere)
Martino Traversa, Rimane l’eco for ensemble
Georg Friedrich Haas
, Ausweg for ensemble


Musicians of Court-circuit
Saxophone : Vincent David          
Violin : Alexandra Greffin-Klein                     
Double bass : Didier Meu           
Conductor : Pierre-André Valade

The surprising instrumental alloy of the double bass and bass saxophone is what Daniel D’Adamo’s Coeli and Terrae relies on. These two instruments become, one after the other, main character and shadow. Their interweaving by rhythms and play modes leads to perceive a “meta-instrument”. In return, homorythmic pursuit and cut leads to moments where tones lose temporarily their identity. The idea of interweaving also affects the form. We will take side roads, backtrack, lose the steps that had guided us to find them again.

“À une main” (one-handedly) by Nicolas Tzortzis is conceived as a short film inspired by a grand slam Roger Federer won. The solo violin confronts consecutively seven opponents, from solo to quintet. It is accompanied and amplified by an instrument from the ensemble, as if electronic process affected its tone. The fourth layer represents what occurs “around”. Played by the instruments that do not take part to the game, rather noisist or neutral, the latter serves a background to the main action

Rimane l’eco By Martino Traversa explores a particular aspect of complexity with an increasing sonorous density, allowed with a process of successive accumulation, and its quick dispersal. The writing is sustained by a precise structural order, gradually complexifying until reaching a certain point of accumulation from which the perceptive image of echo takes form.  

The second word of Georg Friedrich Haas work title, weg (path, gone), leaves space to interpretation, and the ambiguity is intention, either “exit door”, “stop, leave” or yet something else. The piece is also a game for ambiguity : it begins with enigmatic piano trills the strings comment, then, by the other instruments according to a fluctuating and hesitating path, with microtonal and the composers typical slippery stretches. The development is uncertain, with sudden curls, and unachieved wanders.




Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional, 14 rue de Madrid, 75008 Paris
Prices : free entrance
Information and reservations : Ensemble Court-circuit,, 06 89 16 64 00


Ensemble Court-circuit

Remerciements au conservatoire de Courbevoie et à son directeur, Laurent Brack ainsi qu’à l’IRCAM – Centre Pompidou

Avec le soutien du Centre national de la musique