MICHEL LYSIGHT

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Béryllium: official video

Extract from the concert to introduce Beryllium CD at Arsonic (Mons) on 19 October 2023

Authors: Michel Lysight (musique) et Alain Van Kerckhoven (poèmes)
Musicians: Yuhmi Suke Iwamoto (soprano), Lionel Bams (piano), Jean-Frédéric Molard (violin I), Red Gjeci (violin II), Kela Canka (viola) and Hans Vandaele (violoncello)
Recording: Jarek Frankowski, Jan Roszkowski, Alice Van Biesen and Naomi Bleiberg
Publisher: © Éditions Klarthe

New CD: Seas8ns

Seas8ns presents “Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas”, “MIlonga del trovador” and “Libertango” from Astor Piazzolla and my personal vision of “Four Seasons” (https://www.newconsonantmusic.com/catalogue/four-seasons/). Label Antarctica AR 042.

This CD is performed by Astoria : Isabelle Chardon (violin), Jennifer Scavuzzo (vocals), Éric Chardon (cello), Adrien Tyberghien (double bass), Leonardo Anglani (piano), Jérôme Baudart (percussion), Christophe Delporte (accordion).

New CD: Patchwork

Patchwork presents new contemporary belgian pieces around piccolo. “Transitions” is composed for piccolo (or flute), saxophone (or clarinet) and piano (Label Et’cetera KTC1794).

This CD is performed by Peter Verhoyen (piccolo), Nele Tiebout (saxophone), Benoît Viratelle (bass clarinet), Pieterjan Vranckx (seven African drums), Sylvie Erauw (marimba), Stefan De Schepper (piano).

New CD: Trois Croquis for cello and piano

Music for cello and piano is an homage to the great cellist Aleksander Khramouchin. It presents a beautiful version of my “Trois Croquis” and many others “classics” for cello and piano.
(Label Et’cetera KTC 1802)

Aleksander Khramouchin, cello
Éliane Reyes, piano

Chronographie XII is published

Chronographie XII (2019) is my second piece composed for violin, clarinet and piano, the first is Runes (same publisher). Many composers used this interesting instrumental combination (Stravinsky, Bartók, Milhaud, Sculthorpe…), and I was very happy when the Erämaa Trio asked to compose a new piece for him.

World Premiere by this ensemble 24th November 2019 in Salon Bugrane (Brussels, Belgium).

New CD: Beryllium

Beryllium brings together a lyric soprano, a composer and an author (Alain Van Kerckhoven) around four songs inspired by alchemy: the alchemist’s work on matter is also work on himself. The transmutation operates as much on the content of the crucible as on the alchemist. The process here is more operative than symbolic, more sensual than intellectual. This coherence of texts, music and interpretation makes this project a concept album but also a milestone in my career.

This CD is performed by Yuhmi Suke Iwamoto (soprano), Lionel Bams (piano), Jean-Frédéric Molard (violin I), Red Gjeci (violin II), Kela Canka (viola), Hans Vandaele (violoncello), Marc Grauwels (flute) and Jean-Marc Fessard (clarinet).

Trois créations mondiales sur YouTube

Le concert du 16 octobre 2022 est disponible sur YouTube
Festival Musical de Lasne :
Plaisir de créations, création de plaisir, focus sur la musique de Michel Lysight avec l’Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Ronald Van Spaendonck (clarinette), Philippe Cormann (contrebasse), Anne Pingen (alto), Ektoras Tartanis (direction).
Au programme : The Old Masters of Speyside pour orchestre à cordes / Concerto pour contrebasse et orchestre à cordes – Création mondiale / Trois Croquis pour alto et orchestre à cordes / Rhapsody pour clarinette et orchestre à cordes – Création mondiale / Symphonie No 3 pour orchestre à cordes – Création mondiale / Enigma pour clarinette, contrebasse et orchestre à cordes – Création mondiale

Focus sur Michel Lysight à Arsonic

27th Octobre 2022 20:00

Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie
Ronald Van Spaendonck, clarinette
Philippe Cormann, contrebasse
Ektoras Tartanis, direction
Programme : The Old Masters of Speyside pour orchestre à cordes / Concerto pour contrebasse et orchestre à cordes – Création mondiale / Rhapsody pour clarinette et orchestre à cordes – Création mondiale / Symphonie No 3 pour orchestre à cordes – Création mondiale
Arsonic
Rue de Nimy 138
7000 Mons, Belgique

Athanor for Orchestra Belgian Premiere

1st October 2022 20.00

Sylvia Huang, violin
Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
David Navarro Turres, conductor

Works by Michel Lysight, Camille Saint-Saëns, Gustav Mahler

Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles
Grande Salle
Rue de la Régence 30
1000 Bruxelles

Royal Brussels Conservatory Composers

Teachers and Students from the Royal Brussels Conservatory

Works by Michel Lysight, Alain Crepin, Bernard Focroulle, Hao-Fu Zhang

01. 02. 2022, 20.00
Auditorium Joseph Jongen
Rue du Chêne 17
1000 Bruxelles