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Two composer-performers, two continents, and one very exciting collaborative work of art. “Cri Selon Cri” (or, “Cry by Cry” in English) is the brainchild of France’s Thierry Pécou and the United States’ Lisa Bielawa — a work which brings together their compositions, performance, and, quite literally, their cries of pain. This tour, sponsored in part by the French government, demonstrates the power of music to bring people closer. Town Hall favorite Bielawa’s powerhouse vocals and Pécou’s piano playing will be backed by Ensemble Variances. The group–whose love of “combining different aesthetic and artistic styles” led them to this project–also consists of Anne Cartel, flute; Carjez Gerretsen, clarinet; Nicolas Prost, saxophone; Liana Gourdjia, violin; and David Louwerse, violoncello.
Presented by: Town Hall as part of the Town Music series, curated by Joshua Roman. Series supported by the Wyncote Foundation NW, Tagney-Jones Family Fund, and the Nesholm Family Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by Seattle Weekly and KING-FM.
Support for Ensemble Variances: The Ensemble Variances is supported by the French Ministry of Culture (Drac Haute-Normandie), the Région Haute-Normandie, the Sacem, the City of Rouen, and the Odia Haute-Normandie.
North-American tour of the Ensemble Variances in partnership with the French Institut Paris, the Bureau Export, the Spedidam, the Adami, and Alto – Solutions artistiques.