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Les Percussions de Strasbourg present a unique programme at Eleusis, European Capital of Culture 2023, as part of the Aeschylia festival.

Invariants is a programme for a trio of musicians playing percussion keyboards. Interspersed between two Trio Sonatas for Organ by Johann-Sebastian BACH, Rain Tree (1981) by Tōru TAKEMITSU and Les Invariants (2021) by Michaël LEVINAS take the German composer’s works back in time.
Centuries after their compositions, these sonatas continue to adapt to their time without losing their essence, and the presence of works from our own time reminds us that Johann Sebastian Bach is still very much with us today.

From the solo (Psappha, Rebonds) to the trio (Okho), the percussion seems emblematic of the great coup struck by Iannis Xenakis at the end of the 1960s to make the rhythmic element, somewhat neglected by the avant-garde, a driving force of the unheard-of.

Concert at 9pm. Information and bookings here.

Further information on the pieces: Xenakis and Invariants.