Quarter Tone Festival à Yerevan (Arménie) : Ledoux Fafchamps, Deleuze joués par Mékhitarian

“Quarter tone” NGO presents for the second time the festival ''Crossroads-2018, contemporary music days in Armenia”, which will be held from 4 to 11 May 2018 in Yerevan, Dilijan and Gyumri. In the frame of the festival are programmed five chamber concerts, as well as seminars and masterclasses with remarkable composers, such as Jean-Pierre Deleuze, Vahram Sarkissian and Claude Ledoux. The guest musicians of the festival are Swiss-based flutist and composer Aram Hovhannisyan and Belgian-Armenian pianist Laurence Mekhitaryan. 

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 

4 may 20:00 | Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan
Concert 1. Noesis 
Aram Hovhannisyan, flute | Laurence Mekhitarian, piano

Еntrance: 2000 AMD

Program

Vladimir Ussachevsky (1911-1990) - Wireless Fantasy for tape (1960, AP)
David Balasanyan (b.1983) - Tweet (in memory of Tatevik Baghdasaryan) for flute solo (2016, WP)
Mario Davidovsky (b.1937) - Synchronism I for flute and tape (1962)
Vahram Sarkissian (b.1981) - Noesis for flute and piano (2018, WP)
Jean-Pierre Deleuze (b.1954) - Espaces Oniriques II for piano solo (2010, AP)
Sergey Umroyan (b.1991) - Notifications.exe for flute and electronics (2018, WP)
Claude Ledoux (b.1960) - Abîmée for flute and piano (2018, WP)

5 may 11:00 | AGBU, Yerevan
Seminar and masterclass for student composers.
Lecturer : Jean-Pierre Deleuze

5 may 14:30 | LOFT, Yerevan
Masterclass for young composers.
Lecturer : Vahram Sarkissian

6 may 13:00 | LOFT, Yerevan
Seminar and masterclasse for young composers.
Lecturer : Claude Ledoux

6 may 20:00 | AGBU, Yerevan
Concert 2. Back to the Sound
Laurence Mekhitarian, piano

Free entrance:
Please register and show the tickets at the entrance.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crossroads-2018-back-to-the-sound-tickets-44813067090


Program

Tristan Murail (b.1947) – Cloches d'Adieu, et un Sourire (1992, AP)
Claude Ledoux (b.1960) – Saveurs de Ciel (2017, WP)
Artur Avanesov (b.1980) – 3 pieces from «Feux Follets» (2000s)
Jean-Pierre Deleuze (b.1954) - Hayastan (2017-18, WP)
Franck C. Yeznikian (b.1969) – Par le Noir… (2010, AP)
Beat Furrer (b.1954) – Voicelessness (The Snow Has No Voice) (1986, AP)
Ashot Zohrabyan (b.1945) – Piano Sonata (1979)
Jean-Luc Fafchamps (b.1960) – Back to the Sound (2010, AP)

7 may 17:00 | UWC Dilijan College, Dilijan
Seminar by: Jean-Pierre Deleuze

Free entrance:

Concert[ino] 3. festival guest musicians
Laurence Mekhitarian, piano | Vahram Sarkissian, voice,
Aram Hovhannisyan, flute

Program

Jean-Pierre Deleuze (b.1954) – Hayastan for piano solo (2017/18)
Vahram Sarkissian (b.1981) – Ad Voc for male voice and flute (2018, WP)
Claude Ledoux (b.1960) – Abîmée for flute and piano (2018)

8 may 17:00 | GTC, Gyumri
Concert 4. Espaces Oniriques
Laurence Mekhitarian, piano | Vahram Sarkissian, voice,
Aram Hovhannisyan, flute

Free entrance:

Program

Vladimir Ussachevsky (1911-1990) - Wireless Fantasy for tape (1960)
Vahram Sarkissian (b.1981) – Ad Voc for male voice and flute (2018)
Jean-Pierre Deleuze (b.1954) – Espaces Oniriques II for piano solo (2010)
Sergey Umroyan (b.1991) - Notifications.exe for flute and electronics (2018)
Ashot Zohrabyan (b.1945) – Piano Sonata (1979)
Claude Ledoux (b.1960) - Abîmée for flute and piano (2018)

10 may 20:00 | Komitas Museum-Institute, Yerevan
Concert 5. Reflets
Aram Hovhannisyan, flute | Ani Karapetyan, violin
Mary Dolmazyan, viola | Mikayel Navasardyan, cello
Laurence Mekhitarian, piano
featuring Vahram Sarkissian, voice

Entrance: 1000 AMD


Program

Artur Akshelyan (b.1984) – Sinous for violin, cello and piano (2015, AP)
Morton Feldman (1926-1987) – The viola in my Life III for viola and piano (1970)
Henri Pousseur (1929-2009) - Océan Papouindien for electronics (from "Paysages Planétaires", 2000) 
Vahram Sarkissian (b.1981) – Ad Voc for male voice and flute (2018)
Ruben Antonyan (b.1988) – Extension for violin, viola and cello (2016, WP)
Jean-Pierre Deleuze (b.1954) – Reflets for flute, cello and piano (2007, AP)

11 may 11:00 | House-Museum of Aram Khachaturian, Yerevan
Seminar for young pianists by Laurence Mekhitarian

11 may 20:00 | Ulikhanyan Club, Yerevan
Closure of the festival
Private concert, improvisations