Concerts
Concert

Laurent Cuniot: Ombrae, by the Ensemble TM+ directed by Marc Desmons

17 min
Laurent Cuniot: Ombrae, by the Ensemble TM+ directed by Marc Desmons

A play on poetry, philosophy, paradox and Purcell

Poetry, philosophy, Purcell and paradox all provided inspiration for this work by French composer Laurent Cuniot. Its music is hushed, yet piercing and oscillates between two opposed states of mind: ruminative and revealing. Born in Reims in 1957, Cuniot’s early work was much influenced by the new technologies. Written for the oboe (and 9 other instruments)— with his friend Jean-Pierre Arnaud in mind — Ombrae is a true drama smouldering in the shadows.

The composer George Benjamin
Full concert
Fantasies : A Voyage Of The Ear - pieces by George Benjamin, Henry Purcell, Jonathan Harvey and Laurent Cuniot
Salle des spectacles, Maison de la Musique, Nanterre
Composer·rice
Laurent Cuniot