Philippe Schoeller: Hermès V By The Ensemble Intercontemporain
In sign of mutual respect between composer and listener
Premiered at London’s Southbank Centre, Philippe Schoeller’s Hermès V is an electrical-acoustical piece that took Schoeller 16 months of writing in solitude to complete. It is an emotive piece that features many swells and poignant quiet moments that are a testament to “mutual respect” between composer and listener. While Schoeller professes to have a formidable musical education, he attests to having taught himself innovative methods of composition from a young age. This must have paid off, as Hermès V is a mighty piece of contemporary composing!
- Matthias PintscherConductor
- Ensemble IntercontemporainOrchestra