ODE TO NATURE
Christian-Pierre La Marca cello & artistic direction
Julie Depardieu actress
Yann Arthus-Bertrand film & pictures
Nathanaël Gouin ou Julien Quentin piano
Ensemble from Orchestre de Paris
An immersive concert staged with diffusion of images, around the repertoire for cello with piano, orchestra and narrator, in the form of an Ode to Nature. The architecture of the project is skilfully studied, taken from various texts that are significant in our history, in connection with the preservation of our “Common House”. It questions our current global situation, the climate emergency and outlines prospects for ecological conversion. Themes speak about nature, cities, animals, endangered species, climate change… An immersive journey conducive to reflection, meditation and public awareness.
In the background, films, images and works by photographer and director Yann Arthus-Bertrand are projected on a big screen (or as a mapping in a special building). A selection is projected – according to particular sequences – which illustrates different themes of the project, to create a perfect alchemy between music, writings and images.
Cello 360 is a truly remarkable, timeless journey traversing a whole range of solo cello repertoires. From baroque to electronic music, in this cleverly devised sequence across all the genres Christian-Pierre La Marca reveals the infinite possibilities of the instrument.
The French cellist here presents baroque pieces (for viola da gamba) as well as modern and futuristic music in a highly personal, patterned reflection that is radically
innovatory for the instrument and its repertoire, stimulating for the performer and fascinating for the listener. In this cleverly devised sequence, pieces by Marais, Purcell, Telemann, Sainte-Colombe, Dowland and Rameau interact with Grieg, Chaplin, Dutilleux, Escaich, Ligeti, Casals, the Beatles and Sollima, interwoven with electronic music realized by electro-creatives Rayann and M.A.S. during the March 2020 lockdown. As la Marca confides : “I really like the cross-cultural, multi-genre aspect of this CD : I love going from one musical style to another, creating links that did not previously exist, so as to reveal the infinite possibilities of the instrument.”
07/04/2022 – METZ – Cité Musicale de Metz – tickets