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Régie Pub.L.I.C

"BACH TO 2008"avec l'ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, Ibrahim Maalouf, Thomas Lacôte and Murcof

Show #30

Saturday, April 19th

La Cathédrale de Bourges stage - 09pm > 10:30pm



A creation brought to you by Le Printemps de Bourges and Les Nuits Botaniques (Brussels)
Jean-Paul Dessy, music director
Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, string orchestra
Ibrahim Maalouf, trumpet
Thomas Lacôte, organ
Murcof, laptop electronica
Jean-Sébastien Bach, La Chaconne excerpt from the partita BWV 1004, orchestra version Jean-Sébastien Bach, Prélude et Fugue BWV 541, organ piece
Jean-Paul Dessy, Inner Future, string piece
 Ibrahim Maalouf, trumpet and string piece (creation)
 Murcof, Cosmos
Arvo Part, Frates string piece
Sergueï Rachmaninov,   Andante from the second string quartet, orchestra version
Fond of time travel? Listen closely… Bach to 2008 is a creation at the crossroads of spirituality and sonority. A meeting between classically-trained, electronic and jazz musicians, who decided to leave well-trod territory behind to create something entirely unheard of. They've managed, in an amazing feat, to reconcile the irreconcilable, combining seemingly diametrically-opposed worlds in this sacred space that has survived the centuries. The cathedral organ, played by Thomas Lacôte, the sixteen strings of the Musique Nouvelles Ensemble, the subtle sounds of Murcof and the atmospheric trumpet of Ibrahim Maalouf come together to bring classic and contemporary works to life. Certain pieces are already widely renowned (Bach, Rachmaninoff…), while others, having been composed especially for the occasion, are waiting to be discovered (Ibrahim Maalouf).


Show in collaboration with Adami Adami has aided artistic creation by defending performers' rights for the past 20 years. To celebrate its birthday, Adami presents the creation "Bach to 2008".