Xavier Le Roy


Gran Torso & In iij.Noct.

Location: Alte Oper


Every year, the Music Festival of the Alte Oper focuses on an important piece of music that changed the world – this year, it is Beethoven’s String Quartet Opus 131. Mousonturm is presenting Xavier Le Roy’s Gran Torso & In iij. Noct. in the Mozart Saal of the Alte Oper and DD Dorvillier’s Danza Permanente at Mousonturm itself. Gran Torso deconstructs Lachenmann’s eponymous piece into its elements: sounds and movements, actions and repose, activities and silence. The second part of the evening – Georg Friedrich Hass‘ string quartet In iij.Noct. will be played in complete darkness.

Quartett des Klangforum Wien: Annette Bik (Violine), Sophie Schafleitner (Violin), Dimitrios Polisoidis (Viola), Andreas Lindenbaum (Violoncello) / Helmut Lachenmann Gran Torso * Music for Streichquartett, Georg Friedrich Haas Streichquartett Nr. 3 In iij. Noct.

Part of “Neue Wege zum Konzert”, sponsored by Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and Aventis Foundation

kindly supported by Gesellschaft der Freunde der Alten Oper Frankfurt

An event of Alte Oper Frankfurt in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm

also part of the programme “Opus 131” is  choreographer DD Dorvillier

Mozartsaal der Alten Oper