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APERGHIS: Avis de temp​ê​te [remastering 2019]

by Ictus Ensemble & Guests

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Tempête 1 17:37
Tempête 2 09:27
Tempête 3 15:25
Tempête 4 16:33



Before writing a single note of his opera Avis de Tempête (Storm Warning), Georges Aperghis had given the watchword to all his collaborators: “an opera that is a storm”. Premiered in 2004 at the Lille's Opera, the piece was described by the French magazine "Les Inrockuptibles" as "miraculous and hallucinatory". Released in 2005 on Cyprès Records, the CD has been totally remastered in 2019.
A rebirth for an iconic work.


Dedicated ictus web page with liner notes: www.ictus.be/avisdetempete
Libretto: www.ictus.be/avis-libretto
Aperghian studies: www.aperghis.com/txt.html


released January 22, 2020


Music and stage direction: Georges Aperghis
Electronics: Sébastien Roux
Libretto: Georges Aperghis and Peter Szendy,
including fragments of texts by Herman Melville, Franz Kafka, Charles Baudelaire, William Shakespeare, Victor Hugo

Conductor: Georges-Elie Octors
Donatienne Michel-Dansac: soprano
Johanne Saunier: actress and dancer
Lionel Peintre: baritone
Romain Bischoff: baritone

Kaatje Chiers: horn
Paul De Clerck: viola
François Deppe: cello
Dirk Descheemaeker: bass clarinet
Jean-Luc Fafchamps: keyboard
Tom Pauwels: electric guitar
Alain Pire: trombone
Jean-Luc Plouvier: keyboard
Philippe Ranallo: trumpet
Michael Schmid: flutes

Computer music designed at IRCAM
Video: Kurt d’Haeseleer - de filmfabriek
Stage and light design: Peter Missotten -de filmfabriek
Music software: IRCAM
Recording: Alexandre Fostier
Remastering: Christophe Guiraud
Direction assistant: Emilie Morin

Avis de Tempête is a production of Opéra de Lille, 2004.


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Ictus is a Brussels-based contemporary music ensemble. The ensemble's home since 1994 has been the Rosas dance company's premises.

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