The Bourse de Commerce and the Ravel Festival will present Ravel Ravel Revisited, Anri Sala’s new take on his piece Ravel Ravel Unravel (2013), played by French pianist Bertrand Chamayou.
In 2013, Anri Sala presented the installation Ravel Ravel Unravel at the Venice Biennale, a simultaneous projection of two films of the Concerto for the Left Hand in D Major composed by Maurice Ravel between 1929 and 1931 at the request of pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who had lost his right arm in the First World War. The piece shows the performance of the same piece of music by two musicians, Franco-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie and French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Their music, at first synchronous, becomes an echo, then a doubling, merging again, only to come apart once more.
Anri Sala, French pianist Bertrand Chamayou and French sound designer Olivier Goinard have joined forces to present Ravel Ravel Revisited, a new version of this piece on two pianos.
In collaboration with Studio Anri Sala and Steinway & Sons.
Echoing the work of Anri Sala and in close collaboration with the artist, the Bourse de Commerce is offering several events, encounters and concerts:
- On October 17, Swedish drone composer Catherine Christer Hennix presents her new keyboard piece Solo for Tamburium, echoing Anri Sala's work Take Over (2017), a video work composed of two screens showing keyboards activated by human hand or programming.
- On November 16, Long Pons Sorrow, a screening of Anri Sala's film Long Sorrow (2005), interspersed with appearances by saxophonist André Vida and the Berlin-based music trio Zinc & Copper.
- On November 18, a series of daily performances by American saxophonist André Vida, who improvises a duet with the work Time No Longer (2021) in the museum's Rotunda.