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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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DVD release:
The Films of Thierry De Mey by Cinart


PERFORMANCES

26 September 2018 | Arsenal / Cit Musicale, Metz
Counter Phrases: Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey
A coproduction of l’Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse & Ensmeble TM+, Cond: Laurent Cuniot

22 September 2018 | Festival Musica / Le Point d'Eau / Cit Musicale, Strasbourg
Counter Phrases: Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey
A coproduction of l’Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse & Ensmeble TM+, Cond: Laurent Cuniot

24 June 2016 | La Filaterie, Mulhouse
Re-Creation of Counter Phrases: Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey
A coproduction of l’Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse & Ensmeble TM+, Cond: Laurent Cuniot

17 May 2016 | Cit de la Musique, Philharmonie 2, Paris
Re-Creation of Counter Phrases: Choreography: Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker; Film:Thierry De Mey
A coproduction of l’Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse & Ensmeble TM+, Cond: Laurent Cuniot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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