Guillaume Connesson · Interview Disco-Toccata

Guillaume Connesson · Interview Disco-Toccata

Guillaume Connesson · Interview Disco-Toccata

Guillaume Connesson explains the circumstances of the writting of the Disco-Toccata

Guillaume Connesson * 1970

Disco-Toccata © Universal Music Vision

Florent Héau, clarinet
Jérôme Pernoo, cello

"My score borrows two elements from Disco music (fashionable since the end of the seventies): the stubborn assertiveness of the pulsating rhythm and the melodic formulae of string riffs. In Disco Toccata, I playfully develop both, exposing them to the unrelenting laws of classical music. For me, this rapidity and repetitiveness draws parallels with Baroque toccata, where instrumental virtuosity is the main expressive source. I have always been surprised by the similarities between todayʼs popular music and the baroque style, so I couldnʼt resist the pleasure (and the provocation) of mixing the two in one short piece."
Guillaume Connesson

edited and directed by Stéphan Aubé
produced by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
filmed at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

© Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

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