SONATA is a creation for two duos: violin, piano and prepared violin, with electronic keyboards playing simultaneously in two distinct spaces. In a concert hall, violinist Constance Ronzatti and pianist Claudine Simon perform Edvard Grieg's Sonata n°3 op 45.
Not far away, in another space, violinist Benjamin de la Fuente and pianist Samuel Sighicelli plunge into the sound material of almost the same instruments, augmented, diminished, diverted, in commentary, rereading or counterpoint to this repertory music that reaches them through sound processed in real time, from the concert hall. In this space, the audience is equipped with wireless headphones, allowing them to penetrate the sound itself.
On the one hand, the beauty of a gesture inscribed in aesthetic history, given to be seen and heard in its most direct form; on the other, the present and its versatility, exposing us in depth to the piano/violin sound material, its extension and its contemporary resonance, in a kind of poetic laboratory.
Fondation Royaumont; GMEM; Abbaye de Noirlac; CCAM scène nationale de Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy
Claudine Simon is developing a sound creation work that focuses on experimenting with the instrument and the capabilities of the piano. She conceives performances that allow her to question her relationship to the instrument by deconstructing the representations associated with it.
Benjamin de la Fuente
After studying composition at the CNSM in Paris with Gérard Grisey and improvisation with Alain Savouret, he took the composition course at Ircam. In 2001-02, he was a resident at the Villa Medicis in Rome.
In 2000, he founded the Sphota company with Samuel Sighicelli, with whom he staged seven multidisciplinary shows throughout Europe (Musica festival, Tage fur neue musik, Traiettorie, Agora, Berliner Festspiel, San Sebastian, Roma Europa...). In 2004, he also co-founded the experimental rock group Caravaggio, with whom he performs regularly in France and abroad (Pori Jazz Festival, Moers, Berlin, Jeunesse à Vienne, Graz, Rome, Jazz à la Villette, Centre Pompidou in Paris...), and with whom he has recorded 3 albums.
He works as a composer, improviser and show designer. His work is characterized by the quest for a physical and dramaturgical experience of sound, with the aim of inventing an original listening context for each project. He relies on both live experimentation and meticulous writing. He collaborates with other arts to create new ways of hearing.
He writes instrumental pieces with or without electronics for various ensembles and orchestras, musical performances and occasionally works for film. He is regularly invited to give master-classes on improvisation and composition.
composer, improviser, director-en-écoute
A graduate of the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris, Samuel Sighicelli is an improvising pianist and instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic composer. He was a resident at the Villa Médicis in 2003-2004.
His musical works, ranging from soloist to large orchestra, have been performed and/or commissioned by institutions (Ina-GRM, Radio France, Ministry of Culture...), orchestras and ensembles (Court-circuit, Ictus, 2e2m, Cairn, Decoder, Quatuor Arditti, Collegium Novum Zürich, Percussions de Strasbourg, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France...).
In 2000, with Benjamin de la Fuente, he founded the Sphota company, with whom he staged seven shows that toured Europe until 2010, when the company disbanded and became a cooperative. In 2004, he co-founded the experimental rock band Caravaggio, with whom he performs regularly in France and abroad, and with whom he has recorded 4 albums.
His artistic activity revolves around three axes: instrumental, vocal and electronic composition, group work (Caravaggio), and the realization of scenic or immersive projects(L'île solaire, Marée noire, The Need For Cosmos, Chant d'hiver, Spirale, Seconde Nature...). In these projects, he expands his role as composer to include staging, or "listening" as he prefers to call it, and regularly integrates image work, which he has been doing since the beginning.
In 2012-2015, he was composer-in-residence at the Théâtre de la Renaissance in Oullins (Lyon), and in 2017-2019 at the Espace Malraux - scène nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie - and at Bonlieu - scène nationale d'Annecy, supported by the DGCA/SACEM scheme. In 2014-2019, he was an associate composer at the CRR in Annecy and Chambéry.
In 2022-2023, he won the French Ministry of Culture's "mondes nouveaux" call for expressions of interest, enabling him to stage an opera in Rennes with some twenty young musicians and singers.
In 2022, Musica Falsa published La musique en prise directe, an interview between Samuel Sighicelli and musicologist and journalist Guillaume Kosmicki.
Constance Ronzatti began playing the violin at the age of 5. She studied with Hae-Sun Kang and Maryvonne Le Dizes, before joining Régis Pasquier's class at the CNSM de Paris in 2007, then that of Alexis Galpérine. She obtained her Master's degree with honors and her Diplôme d'Artiste Interprète (3rd cycle) specializing in contemporary music.
Her interest in the music of her time and her passion for ensemble music have led her to perform with numerous ensembles, including the Ensemble Intercontemporain under Pierre Boulez, the Ensemble Cairn, the Geneva Camerata under David Greilsamer, and the Orchestre de Paris and the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris.
For 7 years, she was a member of the Diotima quartet, which she left in 2022. Combining classical and contemporary repertoires, with many new works, the quartet performs in the most prestigious concert halls and festivals. With the quartet, she recorded the complete Bartok quartets, the complete string quartet music of the 2nd Vienna School (Schoenberg, Berg, Webern), as well as a series of monographs by composers such as Gérard Pesson, Enno Poppe, Stefano Gervasoni, Alberto Posadas, Mauricio Sotelo and Miroslav Srnka.
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Concert in 2 parts with change of venue:
> Petit Plateau
Benjamin de la Fuente and Samuel Sighicelli (35 min.)
Sonate n°3 op 45 by Edvard Grieg (35 min.)
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2nd semester dates:
16/01 - 20/02 - 03/03 - 19/03 - 16/04 - 12/05
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electronic keyboard and hijacked zither
Benjamin de la Fuente
Rémi le Taillandier
sound and computer music production