Music for a while (Musique de l'instant présent)

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Music for a while - Musique de l'instant présent : linking what is no longer and what is just beginning, in a fleeting present.

The three musicians of Trio 2M have designed this programme like a stained-glass mosaic.
Memory predominates in this journey through time, which brings together short pieces from different horizons. It is structured around Henry Purcell's 3 Fantasias for 3 viols, whose contrapuntal research leads us into a harmonic labyrinth of great daring. Purcell wrote for viol as a tribute to this instrument, which at that time in history had lost its reputation to the modernised string instruments.
The pieces chosen from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, on the other hand, look back to the past, sometimes through writing techniques, sometimes through thematic choices, or even as tributes to departed loved ones.
Moving from baroque to modern instruments, the musicians take pleasure in touching the moment, bringing together the memories of yesterday and tomorrow.

Duration / 1 h 00


Coproduction 2e2m, Atelier du Plateau. With the support of Spedidam and MMC.
The mission of the Maison de la Musique Contemporaine (MMC) is to showcase and promote contemporary music, provide support for professionals and promote and educate the public.

Cette saison 2e2m bénéficie du soutien de la Fondation Ernst von Siemens.


Henry Purcell

Fantaisie pour violes en Sol mineur

Bruno Gillet

Amarcord pour violon seul

György Kurtág

Jelek, játékok és üzenetek

Henry Purcell

Fantaisie pour violes en Fa Majeur

Garth Knox

Up above our heads for viola only

Sofia Avramidou

What can that be but my apple tree?

Andrew Norman

The companion Guide to Rome (Benedetto, Pietro, Clemente, Lorenzo)

Henry Purcell

Fantaisie pour violes en Ré mineur

Benjamin Britten

Suite pour violoncelle seul (Canto secondo, Serenata)

Garth Knox

Trio Anachronique - World premiere

Commande de 2e2m

Dorothée Nodé-Langlois -violin

Claire Merlet -viola

Sarah Givelet -cello


Friday 5 april 2024 / Paris / 20 h 00

Atelier du plateau

5 Rue du Plateau

75019 Paris


Thursday 30 may 2024 / Paris / 20 h 00

Le regard du cygne

210 rue de Belleville,

75020 Paris


Friday 21 june 2024 / La Garenne-Colombes / 18 h 30

Association Aurore - La Maison Hestia

13 Rue Yves le Caignard

92250 La Garenne-Colombes

As part of the OuVERTures 2024 festival

[ FREE ADMISSION ] - without reservation

Wednesday 7 august 2024 / Gerbaix / 8 h 00

Parc de la Mairie

Chef Lieu

73470 Gerbaix

As part of the Summer Nights Festival


Full price: €15
Children: €7 (aged 5 and over)
Students: €7 (under 26, RSA, unemployed)


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