Persephassa – Iannis Xenakis

In 2022, the Percussions de Strasbourg will celebrate both the centenary of the composer Xenakis and the 60th anniversary of the ensemble. On this occasion, we will perform the great classics of contemporary percussion, Persephassa which the composer wrote for our ensemble.
Persephassa redefines space and the perception of sound, placing the spectator at the centre of the 6 musicians and thus plunging him into the heart of the music and its diffusion, drawn into a progressive whirlpool where the trajectories cross or evolve according to a sound “choreography” directed by the composer.
Close your eyes and let yourself be caught up in the sound, realizing that it is your whole body that becomes a sound receiver, “from head to toe”.