Anne Briset is a percussionist as comfortable in symphonic orchestras as in contemporary creation, notably with the Geneva-based ensemble Eklekto & Batida. Her path has constantly led her to re-examine her approach to her instruments, from percussion to keyboards made of skin, wood, metal, and other instruments augmented by electronics.
In recent years, Anne Briset has also taken on another instrument: the double bass. For Proscaenium, she explores the timpani, instrument traditionally used with orchestra, but rarely played in solo. This concert brings it to the front of the stage, in a quest for new timbres and modes of play, through two compositions: Traces XVIII, by Martin Matalon, which adds electronics to broaden sonic perceptions, between the real and the virtual; and Qui?, by Jean-Pierre Drouet, which offers an endless interplay of voice, hands and feet.
Percussion Anne Briset
Illustration © Lorenzo Mattotti
Solo concert for timpani, double bass and livre electronics
Le son de l’intérieur #2 by Anne Briset, for double bass, creation (2024)
Having Never Written a Note for Percussion by James Tenney, for solo percussion (1971)
Traces XVIII by Martin Matalon, for timpani and electronics (2022)
Qui ? by Jean-Pierre Drouet, for two timpani, double bass and vocals (2022)
Production delegate Ici l’Onde
Souffle is a festival organised every two years: after the first edition in June 2022, we now have Ici l’Onde – yes, this play on "Ici Londres" is the new name for Why Note – dedicated to musical creation in all its forms.
French for "breath", Souffle refers to a vibrational wave: the air that turns to language and music when it reaches our ears ... what magic! Acoustic or electronic and digital music, contemporary creations or hybrid forms test the limits of composition, improvisation, performance and visual arts. Souffle is a breath of fresh air in the flow of our usual soundscapes. It proposes shared listening experiences, music that plays with the perceptions, sensations and emotions of the audience. Souffle is word that will be conjugated from 7 to 11 February 2024 in collaboration with Dijon’s cultural partners that share an affinity for creation: the Dijon Opera, La Vapeur, Dancing CDCN, Consortium Museum, in surprising venues that promise unique sonic encounters.
Ici l’Onde benefits from the support of the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, the City of Dijon, the Regional Council of Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, the Departmental Council of the Côte d’Or, Sacem, the Maison de la Musique Contemporaine and the Office National de Diffusion Artistique.
Souffle is organised in partnership with the Dijon Opera, Vapeur-Smac, Consortium Museum, Dancing CDCN and the City of Dijon.