Concert for vibraphone, marimba, bass bars, singing glasses and small percussions

Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Performed by: Trio SR9 (Paul Changarnier, Nicolas Cousin, Alexandre Esperet)
Arrangement & Conception: Trio SR9

The Trio SR9 returns to the origins of sound and rhythm. Percussion is one of the oldest and most fundamental form of sound production in music. It is present in almost every civilization worldwide since thousands of years. The birth of percussion can be traced back to the earliest primitive percussion instruments, which were made from natural materials such as shells, bones, stones, and wood.

In this program, they imagine a rich instrumentarium of sounds – wood, glass, metal, skins, etc. – to revisit a selection of works from the classical music repertoire. Throughout this concert, sound material serves as a guiding thread. Instruments commonly used such as the marimba and vibraphone are heard, but also raw materials, as a return to the most ancient vibrations, down to the bone.

This program traverses different eras: Baroque music with Jean-Philippe Rameau where contrapuntal elements are fully animated by this percussive ensemble, French music with Claude Debussy and Lili Boulanger where glasses bring a new interpretation and a different poetry through their resonances, American minimalist composer John Adams, which rhythmic work is enhance by the resonance effects between marimbas and vibraphone, and finally, a melancholic piece by the Polish composer and pianist Hania Rani, which the trio reveals with great tenderness and delicacy.

Also available in a “Family concert” version
& «Young audience, from 6 years» version

Adapted program including : arrangements of works with body percussion, a quick presentation of the instruments and an active moment of body percussion with the audience.
Duration: between 45 minutes and 1 hour (adaptable)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Gavotte et six doubles (Suite en la)
Hania Rani (1990)
Now, Run
Today It came
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
Thème et variations
John Adams (1947)
Hallelujah Junction