Saariaho uses beautiful imagery to describe her composition 'Solar': the basic idea seems like a sounding celestial body that forces the harmony gain and again back to its starting point, as if the music followed the laws of gravity. In 'Amers' (after the French for navigation points at sea), she paints the picture of a sailing boat trying to hold its course in defiance of the waves. Annelies Van Parys' world creation adds a contemporary star to this sparkling concert.
A. Van Parys
Ensemble: I SOLISTI en SPECTRA
Conductor: Filip Rathé
Soloist: Séverine Ballon, cello