Paris Philharmonic | Concert-Promenade at the Museum
On the occasion of the European Heritage Days, and forty years after its first performance by the Intervalles ensemble, Felix Rozen’s graphic score Uncertain Opus (1981), was performed at the Musée de la musique by the Léo Guédy Jazz Quartet, Zoxea and Melopheelo from Les Sages Poètes de la Rue (The Wise Poets of the Street), and the soloists of the Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Each group of musicians gave this unique work its own jazz, rap and contemporary interpretation.
Meanwhile, the Musée de la musique exhibited the Pirocello, an instrument created by Felix Rozen, and the silkscreen-printed sheets, accompanied by rolls of tracing paper, pencilled, burned and drilled into, testifying to the artistic gestures underlying the original score of Uncertain Opus.
These works were presented in the museum’s permanent collection (18th Century Space, Music of Light), until January 9, 2022.
“Uncertain Opus and Pirocello both reveal a freedom of conception that is liberated from norms,” writes Christine Laloue, curator of the Musée de la Musique. “Rozen combines the materiality of the work of art and the immateriality of music; he abolishes the borders between visual artist, luthier, musician and composer. With Uncertain Opus he questions the boundaries between the creator, the musician and the listener by inviting everyone to appropriate the work, which as a result is in perpetual evolution. The entire public is invited to watch and listen to these works in order to be inspired in turn.”