Ars Musica

‘Musiques Nouvelles’

24 Nov.'19
- 19:00

Pierrot Rewrite

Composed a century ago, Arnold Schönberg’s Pierrot lunaire marked one of the first acts of modern music. This fascinating cycle brings together 22 expressionist ‘melodramas’ based on poems by the Belgian symbolist Albert Giraud. In this work created for a female singer-reciter and a quintet of instrumentalists, Schönberg invented the Sprechgesang, a spoken-sung style that would have a rich legacy. The Pierrot Rewrite project invites contemporary composers to set to music 21 of the 50 poems that make up the original cycle of Pierrot lunaire – not all of which were set to music by Schönberg.

Jean-Paul Dessy
Pauline Claes
Berten D'Hollander
Charles Michiels
Claire Bourdet
Jean-Pol Zanutel
Kim Van den Brempt
Alithéa Ripoll

Papillons noirs (commissionned by Ars Musica)

Baudouin de Jaer

Ivresse de lune (commissionned by Ars Musica)

Coucher de soleil (commissionned by Ars Musica)

Michel Lysight


Paula Defresne

L'escalier (commissioned by Ars Musica)

Renaud De Putter

Pierrot Lunaire (commissionned by Ars Musica)

Christophe Guiraud

Le miroir

Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven

Spleen (commissionned by Ars Musica)

Pierre Slinckx

Eglise (commissionned by Ars Musica)

Michel Fourgon

Violon de lune (commissionned by Ars Musica)

Stéphane Collin

Poussière rose (commissionned by Ars Musica)

Jean-Pierre Deleuze

Cristal de Bohème (commissionned by Ars Musica)

Jean-Paul Dessy

Les nuages (commissionned by Ars Musica)

Jean-Marie Rens

Absinthe (commissionned by Ars Musica)

Denis Bosse

L’alphabet (commissionned by Ars Musica)

Todor Todoroff

A mon cousin de Bergame (commissionned by Ars Musica)

Jean-Luc Fafchamps

Les cigognes (commissionned by Ars Musica)

Claude Ledoux

Pierrot Cruel (commissionned by Ars Musica)

Benoît Mernier

Blancheurs sacrées (World Premiere - commissionned by Ars Musica)

Wim Henderickx

Evocation (World Premiere - commissionned by Ars Musica)

Pierre Bartholomée

Théâtre (World Premiere - commissionned by Ars Musica)



Practical information


Hall M

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

Sound level

Level 2 ≤ 95 db