Avec Boulez, Mallarmé, et Foucault

for ensemble

Artwork: Édouard Manet (1876); Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé.
Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, saxophones, strings, guitar, piano, voices
Duration: 45'
Date: May 2022Location: Cambridge, UK

Saman Samadi's Avec Boulez, Mallarmé, et Foucault is a piece operating an experimental space for problematizing past musical and literary works as well as scholarly texts, through experimentation — by a critical reflection on Boulez’s Notations pour piano, poems by Mallarmé, and scholarly texts by Boulez & Foucault, and discovering new potentials and common threads between them; deconstructing these existing works and utilizing them through performative approaches, through new modes of interpretation and communication, and reconstructing them through a creative assemblage in performance. More information is provided below, in the video recordings of the performances by the Cambridge University Experimental Music Ensemble, directed by Saman Samadi.

Creator and Director: Saman Samadi


Coby O'Brien, flute

Ella Nixon, clarinet
Eric Petzoldt
, saxophone

Valentina Ciniglio, saxophone

Dan Phillips, violin

Alice Drury, violin

Emily Abbott, violin

Bethany Norman, violin

Nicky Swett, cello

Gregory May, double bass

David Cotter, guitar

Kristin Barone-Samadi, piano
Lea Luka Tiziana, voice

Reuben Bance, voice

Performances

'22. Samadi, Saman. Avec Boulez, Mallarmé, et Foucault. Performance. Cambridge University Experimental Music Ensemble (dir. Saman Samadi). West Road Concert Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, May 10, 2022.'22. Samadi, Saman. Avec Boulez, Mallarmé, et Foucault. Performance. Cambridge University Experimental Music Ensemble (dir. Saman Samadi). Lee Hall, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, May 14, 2022.