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Dance, Percussion, Electronics and Visual Arts

Friday, March 17, 2017
89:30 p.m.


Arts Building , Performance Lab, ARTS 166
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Dance, Percussion, Electronics and Visual Arts
A workshop and concert featuring:
Sophie Jégou, dance; Thierry Miroglio, percussion and Paulo C. Chagas, electronics
Paulo C. Chagas, coordinator

2:10-3:30 pm  Workshop
The Body and Musicality of Movement

8:00 pm Concert
Works by Chagas, Eloy, Grisey and Mantovani
Sophie Jégou, dance; Thierry Miroglio, percussion and Paulo C. Chagas, electronics

Free and open to the public.
Though admission is free, a ticket is required. One ticket per person will be distributed at the venue one hour before the performance. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.



Christian Eloy: A Battuta      (2015)                
for percussion and electronic sounds

Paulo C. Chagas:  Sisyphus of the Ear  (2016)        
for percussion, electronic sounds and film
Film by Johannes Birringer

Bruno Mantovani: Le Grand Jeu  (1999)            
for percussion, electronic sounds and multimedia
Images and costumes by Marco Del Re (Maeght Gallery)

Gérard Grisey: Stèle  (1995)                
for solo percussion and electronic sounds

Paulo C. Chagas:  Flame (2017)                
for dance, percussion and live-electronics

With the wish to exceed the traditional limits of the contemporary dance, Sophie Jégou develops since many years an important soloist activity. Working specially in the field of the creation and associating dance with other artistic forms (poetry, music, visual arts, theater ), she performs as soloist new productions in important festivals and venues in Europe and abroad. Recent performances include the International Bienal of Dance in Lyon (Le piège du Silence, S, S 2.0, and Bang Bang ), Montensier Theater Versailles (International Festival Orphée ), Saint Etienne Opera (Performance Dance and Poetry ), Frasq Festival  Paris (Parades et Changes), Feuillants Theater Dijon (premiere of her solo performance Sabotage), Festival Nuits Sonores Lyon (Sign and Shadows), Metz, Villeurbanne, Lucca Festival, Divonne les Bains Theater, Fort de Bard, festival, Lyon University, Ufa, Italy tour, Moscow Festival, National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires…  Other activities include the leading role in Le Fil Rouge, premiered in the framework of the Croisements Festival organized by the Embassy of France and French Institute at the occasion of an important Tour in China (Beijing, Canton, Shenzhen, Nanchang …), in which she had as partner Liu Yan, star dancer of the Beijing Opera. Passionate by teaching, she gave master–classes specially at the Maison de la Danse in Lyon and invested in actions for disabled peoples. She studied contemporary dance with Kilina Cremona, disciple of Merce Cunnigham, Robert Switson, Susanne Alexander, Classical Dance by Wayne Byars, Pascale Courdioux, Dominique Larcher. She has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Lyon.

Percussion virtuoso Thierry Miroglio has been developing since several years a brilliant solo career; he performed recitals and solo concerts in forty countries and in prestigious venues and festivals such as Salzburg, Berlin Philharmonie, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Mexico City, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Chicago. He is currently one of the very few percussionists in the world mantaining such a high level of solo activity. His repertoire includes over 350 works of solo and concert music. He recorded concerts for many radio and TV broadcastings and CDs as a soloist for international labels; his last CD “World of Percussion” was released by Naxos. He has collaborate with composers such as Cage, Berio, Saariaho,  Ohana, Risset,  Denisov, Donatoni, Unsuk Chin, Teruggi, Zhang Xiaofu, Mochizuki,  Stahnke, Shimazu, Nodaira, Grisey,  Manoury, Jolas, Fedele, and Dufourt …. giving  premiere performances of their pieces, many of which are dedicated to him. Thierry Miroglio gives also recitals combining music with visual arts, electronics, theater and dance. Professor of Percussion at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory (Paris), he gave master-classes and lectures in many countries. His recent activities include the premiere of the last work by Iannis Xenakis for solo percussion and ensemble, concerts with prestigious national orchestras (Germany, Spain, Brazil, France, Italy, Argentina, Hong Kong …) and recitals tours  in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the USA. He studied percussion with distinguished soloists Jean-Pierre Drouet and Sylvio Gualda (1st Prize at the National Conservatory of Versailles) and musical acoustic at the Sorbonne University with Xenakis. Thierry Miroglio plays Cadeson instruments.

Paulo C. Chagas is Professor of Composition at the University of California, Riverside. He is composer of international reputation including works for orchestra, chamber music, electroacoustic music, audiovisual and multimedia. His scholarship is focused on musical semiotics, philosophy, electroacoustic and digital music. His most recent book Unsayable Music (Leuven University Press, 2014) presents theoretical, critical and analytical reflections on key topics of contemporary music.

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