The ensemble SuperNova, founded in 2020 in Saône-et-Loire, is representative of a new generation of artists involved in the renewal of contemporary music: an ensemble without conductor, it feeds off the energy and creativity of each member of the collective. SuperNova juxtaposes freedom of improvisation and the detailed inner workings of contemporary composition.
For this reason the group commissioned Karl Naegelen for their second creation: in the process of writing, the composer takes the material offered by the musicians, their modes of playing, their collective sonic fabric, their musical interactions. Karl Naegele invents an acoustic sonic synthesis, rich in timbres, with virtuoso rhythms, but always clear and comprehensible to the audience. The magic of sound breathes through the acoustic spaces and lodges within the crux of our ear drums.
Creation Karl Naegelen
Accordion Christophe Girard
Piano Pauline Schneider
Violin Amaryllis Billet
Cello Anaïs Moreau
Clarinets Nicolas Nageotte
Saxophones Carmen Lefrançois
Trombone Jean-Noël Gamet
Tuba Raphaël Martin
Percussion Benoît Poly
Narrator Lucie Donet
Commission Karl Naegelen: Ici l’Onde and Cooperative Warning with the support of Sacem
Production delegate Cooperative Warning
Coproducers Ici l’Onde, Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional du Grand Chalon
Cooperative Warning benefits from the support of the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles de Bourgogne- France-Comte.
Illustration © Lorenzo Mattotti
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.