ULYSSES Commission : Sivan Eldar
09/2018 Royaumont foundation – FR
© Olivier Verley
With the support of the ULYSSES Network, Royaumont Foundation and IRCAM co-commission the young composer Sivan Eldar with a new work for Exaudi vocal ensemble and live electronics – conceived as a mosaic of entangled relationships between people and places.
“Histories develop through contamination – a polyphonic assemblage of rhythms, trajectories, and spatial arcs.
These histories tell us stories of livelihood within landscapes: a cycle of transformation, ruin, decay; stories of an evolution of our “selves”.
Heave – a new work for Exaudi vocal ensemble and live electronics – is a mosaic of entangled relationships between people and places. It is a modern love story that explores ecology and place in a world that is layered, vulnerable, precarious, and always shifting.
Heave is a collaborative project. It explores the musicians’ relationship to their
environment through a site-specific performance at Royaumont’s gardens, where the speaker array is seamlessly integrated into the site to create an augmented, shifting experience of the outdoors and of the lives that inhabit them.”
For her new work, Sivan Eldar cooperates with:
Cordelia Lynn – writer
Aurélie Lemaignen – set designer
Augustin Muller – IRCAM Computer Music Designer
Exaudi Vocal Ensemble:
Juliet Fraser soprano
Lucy Goddard mezzo
Tom Williams countertenor
David de Winter tenor
Simon Whiteley, Jimmy Holliday bass
James Weeks director
The world premiere is scheduled for 9th September 2018, 5.30 pm, in the framework of the Royaumont Festival.
Coproduction Ircam-Centre Pompidou, Fondation Royaumont.
With the support of the ULYSSES network, Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.