Matthias Pintscher (1971)

L'Espace dernier (2002 -2003)

musical theater in four parts on texts and images around the work and life of Arthur Rimbaud

electronic work
stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2002 - 2003
    • Publisher : Bärenreiter, nº BA 7750
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      livret en français du compositeur

Detailed formation
  • soloists : 2 solo sopranos [1 s. colorature dramatique, 1 s. lyrique] , 1 solo mezzo-soprano [dramatique] , 1 solo baritone [baryton/basse de caractère] , 1 solo tenor [spinto] , 1 actress, 1 actor
  • women's choir(8 soprano, 8 contralto)
  • 3 flutes (also 1 bass flute, 2 piccolos), 2 oboes (also 1 English horn), 3 clarinets (also 1 Eb clarinet, 1 bass clarinet), 1 bass clarinet (also 1 contrabass clarinet), 2 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 1 baritone saxophone, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 contrabass tuba, 7 percussionists, 1 harp, 1 piano, 1 celesta, 1 accordion, 12 violins, 9 violas, 9 cellos, 6 five-strings double basses, 1 electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer

Premiere information

  • Date : 23 February 2004
    Location :

    Opéra Bastille, Paris


    Performers :

    direction Kwamé Ryan, mise en scène : Michael Simon, costumes : Anna Eiermann, chorégraphie : Ron Thornhill, video : Dominik Rinnhofer, électronique : Christian Cluxen.

Information on the electronics
Electronic device : temps réel

Observations

L'orchestre est divisé en quatre groupes. Les instruments sont répartis dans la fosse et dans la salle.