Violin concerto by Kaija Saariaho
performed by Peter Herresthal
Premiere on June 2nd, 2017 at the Bergen International Festival (Norway)
with the London Sinfonietta conducted by Pierre-André Valade
with Peter Herresthal, solo violin
Stage direction and video Aleksi Barrière
Lighting design Étienne Exbrayat
Invited by soloist Peter Herresthal, La Chambre aux échos develops with him as a work-in-progress a new stage form meant to widen the instrumental theatre that is inherent to the concerto as a genre, through the means of video, lighting and staging of musicians. The adventure of the violinist challenged by the orchestra then opens up, as a musical quest that is constantly played over again, in all its free associations and offers a new listening experience.