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14th June 2007
FotoHèctor Parra premieres Tentatives de réalité at IRCAM in Paris
As part of the festival-agora "Utopia Exotica", organized by IRCAM at the Pompidou Centre in París, on 14 June Hèctor Parra premieres his latest work Tentatives de Réalité, commissioned by IRCAM. The work is for cello and electronic music controlled by gesture capture, featuring the cellist Pierre Strauch, with the digital support of Thomas Goepfer and Benoît Meudic.

Tentatives de Réalité forms part of one of Ircam's most important current projects which seeks a change of paradigm in the interaction between the interpreter and electronics in live performance, with the aim of attained a more organic, rich and stimulating relation for the musician.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday 12 June, Le Jeune Ballet of the CNSMD of Lyon stages the ballet L'Aube Assaillie, with music by Hèctor Parra also for cello and electronics, at IRCAM's Espace de Projection in Paris. This is the third season that the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon has collaborated with IRCAM, an arrangement that has proved very fruitful. The choreography of L'Aube Assaillie is by Frédéric Lescure. The cellist Amandine Lefèvre performs.

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