Le fond de l'eau est parsemé d'étoiles

Le fond de l'eau est parsemé d'étoiles

Monographic concert featuring chamber works by Gualtiero Dazzi and traditional music from Central Europe


Le fond de l’eau est parsemé d’étoiles is a monographic concert which brings together works composed by Dazzi over a period of twenty years. The different works are interwoven in a manner which allows the musicians to perform them in a coherent continuity, moving from one work to another, with no pauses, from the beginning of the concert to its final notes.

In addition to the four solo performances by the singer and each instrumentalist, the voyage offers various musical settings; a duet, a trio and the début performance of Kleine Nacht with saxophones, cello and cymbalum (poems by Paul Celan).

The main thread that weaves all these works together is the intimate relationship between words and music. This relationship takes root at a point where the music and the poetry are neither narrative nor naturalist – there is no metaphor to be found here, but rather the essence of language and vibrant emotion.

The traditional pieces for cymbalum solo from Central Europe are presented as a mirror image of the naturally simple modal nature which is a strong influence in all of Dazzi’s music.


Gualtiero Dazzi
7 courtes mélodies d’après Michelangelo for single voice
S’abriter dans les plis du vent for soprano and saxophone
Le fond de l’eau est parsemé d’étoiles for solo saxophone
Fragments retrouvés for saxophone, cello, cymbalum
Kleine Nacht for voice, saxophones, cello and cymbalum
Un pas dans la neige suffit à ébranler la montagne for solo saxophone

And traditional pieces for solo cymbalum

Number of people

Ensemble Variances

Nicolas Prost, saxophones

David Louwerse, cello

Thierry Pécou, artistic direction

Guest artists

Soprano, to be announced

Cyril Dupuy, cymbalum

The Ensemble Variances receive support from Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - Drac Normandie, Région Normandie, Spedidam, Sacem, Ville de Rouen, Odia Normandie, Onda. The Ensemble Variances is member of Fevis, Futurs Composés, Bureau Export and Profedim. It is member of Groupement d'Employeurs Solstice, supported by Région Normandie. Caisse des Dépôts, main sponsor of Ensemble Variances.