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Orphic Descent (2003)
For chamber orchestra

Duration: 5'20”
1121 1100 hp pf 2perc 2vl vla vc

Commissioned by the Ictus Ensemble, the Rosas Dance Ensemble
and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation)
Dedicated to Thierry De Mey

Premiered on the 13th of March 2003 by the Ictus Ensemble at the
Philharmonic Society of Brussels (Palais des beaux arts),
conducted by George-Elie Octors

Dutch premiere on the 27th of May 2003 in “De Grote Zaal” at the Concertgebouw
in Amsterdam by the Ictus Ensemble at the Philharmonic Society of Brussels
(Palais des beaux arts), conducted by George-Elie Octors

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PERFORMANCES

Orphic descent, for ensemble
Re-Creation of Counter Phrases: Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey
5 February 2016 | Maison de la musique, Nanterre
A coproduction of Rosas and Ictus, l’Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse, et 5 musiciens de l’Ensemble TM, Cond: Laurent Cuniot

Orphic descent, for ensemble
Re-Creation of Counter Phrases: Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey
6 February 2016 | Counter Phrases Tour through France
A coproduction of Rosas and Ictus, l’Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse, et 5 musiciens de l’Ensemble TM, Cond: Laurent Cuniot

Orphic descent, for ensemble
Re-Creation of Counter Phrases: Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey
17 May 2016 | Counter Phrases Tour through France
A coproduction of Rosas and Ictus, l’Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse, et 5 musiciens de l’Ensemble TM, Cond: Laurent Cuniot

Orphic descent, for ensemble
Re-Creation of Counter Phrases: Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey
21 June 2016 | Counter Phrases Tour through France
A coproduction of Rosas and Ictus, l’Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse, et 5 musiciens de l’Ensemble TM, Cond: Laurent Cuniot

Orphic descent, for ensemble
28 April 2005 | Opéra de Lille: COUNTER PHRASES
France, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
26 May 2004 | Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg, COUNTER PHRASES
Luxemburg, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
6 May 2004 | Cultureel Centrum, Hasselt, COUNTER PHRASES
Belgium, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
12 march 2004 | Auditorium Lyon (in collaboration with Festival de Danse and GRAME) , Lyon, COUNTER PHRASES
France, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
9 January 2004 | Théâtre de Caen, Caen, COUNTER PHRASES
France, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
20 December 2003 6 May 2004 | deSingel, Antwerpen, COUNTER PHRASES
Belgium, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
12 December 2003 6 May 2004 | Vlaamse Opera, Gent, COUNTER PHRASES
Belgium, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
7 November 2003 | Opera Leonard de Vinci, Rouen, COUNTER PHRASES
Belgium, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
7 October 2003 | November 2003 | Le-Maillon Wacken, Festival Musica Strassbourg, COUNTER PHRASES
Luxemburg, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
12 September 2003 | Bolzano, Bozen Bahnhofsremise, Transart festival, COUNTER PHRASES
Switserland, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
14 June 2003 | Cité de la Musique (Festival Agora and Ircam), Paris, COUNTER PHRASES
France, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
29 May 2003 I Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne, COUNTER PHRASES
Germany, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
27 May 2003 | Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, COUNTER PHRASES
A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
24 May 2003 | Konzerthaus Wien (Musik Verein Wien and Impuls Tanz),
Vienna, COUNTER PHRASES
Austria, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
3 April 2003 | Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham, COUNTER
PHRASES
UK, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
27 March 2003 | le Mégaron, Athens, COUNTER PHRASES
Greece, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
18 March 2003 | Barbican Centre, London, COUNTER PHRASES
UK, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
15 March 2003 | Stockholm Concert Hall and Dans Huset, Stockholm, COUNTER PHRASES
Sweden, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors

Orphic descent, for ensemble
13 March 2003 | Philharmonic Society of Brussels and Kaaitheater at the
Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, COUNTER PHRASES
Belgium, A coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation. Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey, Cond: Georges-Elie Octors


 

 


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