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ULYSSES Co-Commission – Sebastian Hilli/Jenny Jokela + Rerun Elena Rykova

06/2022 Ircam – FR

The ULYSSES network enhanced its support to young creation, finding new ways to rerun works commissioned by different ULYSSES partners. After the premiere by Schallfeld Ensemble in June 2022 during the KLANG – Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival (DK), young musicians from the IEMA Ensemble perform again Elena Rykova’s new piece during IRCAM ManiFeste Festival, before another performance by Schallfeld in October 2022 in Barcelona, during Mixtur. Besides the rerun of Elena Rykova’s piece, the concert introduces the World premiere of a collaborative work by composer Sebastian Hilli and animation artist Jenny Jokela entitled Hibernation.

Hibernation deals with themes such as isolation, loneliness, depression, anxiety, shame and escapism as it follows its protagonist go on a personal journey of dreaming, sleeping and longing, gradually escalating deeper and deeper into hibernation. The dramaturgy of the piece is built on the duality and alternation between dreams and reality.

Sebastian Hilli © Sara Kokko

Concert: Thursday, June 30, 2022, 20h30 in Centre Pompidou

Performers: IEMA Ensemble

Conductor: Alexander Sinan Binder

IRCAM electronics: Manuel Poletti


Coproduction IRCAM/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou.


Organized in partnership with :
Gaudeamus - NL, IEMA - DE, Ircam - FR, Mixtur - ES, Time of Music - FI