avec Boulez, Mallarmé, et Foucault

Saman Samadi creates a piece operating an experimental space for problematizing past musical and literary works as well as scholarly texts, through experimentation — by a critical reflection on Boulez’s Notations pour piano, poems by Mallarmé, and scholarly texts by Boulez & Foucault, and discovering new potentials and common threads between them; deconstructing these existing works and utilizing them through performative approaches, through new modes of interpretation and communication, and reconstructing them through a creative assemblage in performance. More information is provided in the recordings below.

Creator and Director: Saman Samadi

Coby O'Brien, flute 

Ella Nixon, clarinet
Eric Petzoldt, saxophone

Valentina Ciniglio, saxophone

Dan Phillips, violin

Alice Drury, violin

Emily Abbott, violin 

Bethany Norman, violin

Nicky Swett, cello

Gregory May, double bass 

David Cotter, guitar

Kristin Barone-Samadi, piano
Lea Luka Tiziana, voice

Reuben Bance, voice

Photo Credits

Pierre Boulez: Joost Evers/Anefo/Nationaal Archief
Stéphane Mallarmé: Paul Nadar/Sotheby's
Michel Foucault: Alexis Duclos/AP/REX/

Header photo: Sylvano Bussotti, Piano Piece #3, 1959.