In the heart of the intimate process of composition occurs the question of the dialogue, for example between a choosen solution and all the possibilities suggested by the question. Dialogue is the keystone of the programmes and underlies their elaboration. Dialogue is the basis of an artistic relation with the composers, the way to find an instrumental coherence and to share knowledges…in a word the dialogue is at any time in the center of the artistic process.
The balance between image and sound is the theme of the first of our ”Look of sounds” parisian meeting untitled « shadow and light ». The composers and film directors (Philippe et Pierre Schoeller, Philippe Hersant and Nicolas Philibert) debate and explain how they see their artistic partnership without compromise.

In the second one, the film "Heimat in sechs Richtungen" by Tobias Klich ”Iran : end of ambivalences ? ”, introduces to the iranian contemporary music scene.

Two major figures of the today french musical life, Brice Pauset and Philippe Schoeller face to face in this third concert untitled « double prism ».

Their opposite universes find a common point through their very acute ear and a high sense of transparency and form.

The re-opening Shiraz-Persepolis contemporary music festival illustrates in the better way how an efficient dialogue between States may be positive for cultural exchanges. Using this opportunity we will meet unknown iranian resident composers, work with them, people who have inheritated of a multi-secular musical culture and are opened to western musical styles.

Initiated in last July at the Castle of Chambord, the project ”Polyphonies of forms” featuring a dialogue between music and architecture, carries on at the MuMa, Museum of Modern art in le Havre, a rebuild post 2nd World War city of which the architecture by A. Perret is classified by UNESCO. ”Gaïa-sun”, the new work by Philippe provides a contemporary point of view to this relation in this sense that the audience plays the electronic part by using smartphones interacting with the musicians, and also by the fact the result is each time unique because depending on the audience, its location and the acoustic of the hall.

Meetings, exchanges, sharing knowledges and experiences…make sense through activies such as the Alternance Ensemble Academy, masterclasses, reading session, workshops…taking place all along the concert season.

Therefore ”dialogue” or more exactly dialogue”s”, a headline of which one of the synonyms ”alternance” summarizes the philosophy of the Ensemble that is to see the music in terms of desire in a relationship to the world based first of all on the sound : a conception shared by the members of the Ensemble hoping to get from the audience a feed-back in an harmonious echoe.

Jean-Luc Menet