EVENT DATE: Apr 28, 2016
Help Intersection present its April 28th performance of Key of Intensity featuring two Ondes Martenot players from Montreal, original choreography, fifteen musicians and music by Jonny Greenwood.
The Ondes Martenot is a French electronic instrument created in the 1920s. Arguably the most expressive of electronic instruments, it has been revered for its haunting and beautiful sound rich with expressive subtlety akin to acoustic instruments such as the cello. It is incredibly rare to even hear an Ondes Martenot live due to the limited number of musicians who have mastered it, but Intersection has crafted a six-piece concert program devoted entirely to the instrument featuring two of the finest Ondes Martenot performers in the world: Montreal’s Estelle Lemire and Marie Bernard. Featuring works from Tristan Murail, Claude Vivier, Alain Lalonde, Darius Milhaud and Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead), the concert illustrates the instrument’s significance and spectrum of sound.
The evening will also include an instrument demonstration with Lemire and Bernard and original choreography by Rebecca Allen all in the flexible 10,000 square foot warehouse space of The Platform in Nashville, Tennessee conducted by Artistic Director Kelly Corcoran.
All rehearsals are open to the public and Intersection is thrilled to be expanding the musical landscape of Nashville by presenting unique, once in a lifetime, listening opportunities like Key of Intensity.