Event: Ensemble Vide present : TROIS + TROIS
- 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
- Bâtiment ARCOOP, rue des Noirettes 32, Carouge, 1227, Switzerland
A trio of organs. In mathemathics, you would write (organ)3. A multiplication of sonorities, taking their time, weaving an infinite carpet of notes. The instrument has its many versions : acoustic first, with the positive organ – a transportable church tool –, the harmonium which is also acoustic an where sounds are produced thanks to feet pushing, and finally the electric Hammond Organ that tries to imitate the sonority of its antique model. The industrial cathedral ARCOOP becomes a majestic sounding board. Such an arrangement calls for particular attention. The young Swiss composer Barblina Meierhans has thus been commissioned for a new piece which will give give special depth to the triple organ and to the space, the musical and performative object being as much directed towards the instrument as to the building. Three groups of young musicians studying at the Haute école de musique de Genève join the entities. They intervene, intermittently join the one or the other organ, adding new textures to the organic sound-matter. They also enlarge the space by being mobile in the five floors of the building.