• Contemporary Music as a Creative Medium

    20:30-21:20 - Institut français
    Talk and Music
    Throughout the centuries, musicians have never ceased to invent, discover, explore new ways to express themselves. Particularly in Western music, evolutions have been drastic and rapid, moving towards greater complexity, new timbres and highly sophisticated forms. At the same time, a growing dichotomy arose between so-called serious music and the entertainment industry.
    Where are we now? How does musical creativity express itself in our global world of digital exchanges and fast-moving trends and fashions? How different is the current creative process from preceding times? How does musical creativity connect with other arts and with science? What kind of dialogue is there among those fields?

     
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    • Eric de Visscher, Music & Art Consultant and Researcher, Visiting Professor at the V&A


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  • Viola concert by Geneviève Strosser

    21:30-22:10 - Institut français

    First Prize at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, Geneviève Strosser‘s repertoire of solo pieces encompasses some of the greatest works for viola composed in the 20th Century, and she works closely with living composers Stefano Gervasoni, Hugues Dufourt (who both dedicated a viola concerto to her) and Georges Aperghis. For the Night of Ideas, her programme includes György Ligeti’s sonata for solo viola, Jonathan Harvey’s Chant, Giacinto Scelsi’s Manto and Helmut Lachenmann’s Toccatina.



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  • Music Rendezvous with Laura Cahen

    22:20-23:00 - Institut français
    Concert
    Upcoming French singer-songwriter Laura Cahen, will fill our Art Deco-listed library with subtle songs abounding with poetry. Discover the haunting and romantic ballads on her debut album, Nord, powered by her playful reinvention of the French language with an encapsulating dream-pop spirit.


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  • Power and Politics: The Hottest Genre in TV Drama

    22:45-23:45 - Institut français
    Debate
    Chaired by Walter Iuzzolino, the curator behind global drama channel, Walter Presents, Power and Politics: The Hottest Genre in TV drama will lift the lid on some of the most popular recent hit thrillers and royal dramas. Why have they struck such a chord with international audiences, and what successful formulae do they share? Meet the producers, writers and actors behind blockbuster hits like Spin, The Crown, Victoria, and The Bureau, and explore the line where fiction and reality meet. Who is manipulating whom, and to what extent is fiction shaping real life politics and public opinion? Mathieu Sapin, author of comic books on politics will also join the debate.

     
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