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Aleksi Barrière

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Aleksi Barrière is a French-Finnish theatre director born in Paris, France in 1989,[1] known for his work on contemporary music and opera.[2][3]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Barrière majored in Philosophy at the Sorbonne and in Theatre Directing at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and worked as an assistant to director Peter Sellars.[1][4] His first experiences were as a dramaturge and scenographer for various productions of contemporary music[5] and opera.[6]

Work[edit | edit source]

He created the music theatre group La Chambre aux échos in Paris with French conductor Clément Mao-Takacs,[7][8] the only such group in France lead together by a stage director and a conductor.[9][10] Their joint work has been widely presented in Europe and in the United States in various international festivals,[11][12][13] and in opera houses such as the Angers-Nantes Opéra[14] and the Finnish National Opera.[15] They have commissioned and premiered full-scale stage works by living composers, such as Kaija Saariaho's La Passion de Simone in its chamber version in 2013, and Juha T. Koskinen (fi)'s Ophelia/Tiefsee[16] in 2017, as well as various concert pieces.[17]

As a guest director he has worked on world premieres of new plays and music theatre pieces with groups and ensembles in the United-States,[18][19] Finland,[20] and Norway,[21] and institutions such as the Hamburg State Opera.[22][23]

A specialist of contemporary music theatre and the avant-garde, he is invited to give lectures[24][25] and write articles and pieces[26][27][28] on the subject. His texts have also been set to music.[29][30][31]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Grail Theatres and Musics". Columbia University Department of Music. 7 April 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  2. "Trap Door Theatre Presents Letter of Love (The Fundamentals of Judo)". Picture this Post. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. "La chambre aux échos présente le concerto pour violon Graal Théatre ( 1995) - Institut français de Norvège". www.france.no. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  4. "Event — France · French... Language of Refuge". Alliance Française de Chicago. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  5. https://www.millertheatre.com/uploads/pdfs/Jean-Baptiste_Barriere.pdf
  6. "2011 - Ring Saga". Antoine gindt. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  7. "Wagner og Saariaho – Gesamtkunstwerk i endring". 29 September 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  8. "Julie Depardieu et Clément Mao-Takacs". France Musique. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  9. http://njordbiennale.com/2016/en/artists/la-chambre-aux-échos/
  10. "Presences 2017". Issuu. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  11. "ConcertoNet.com - The Classical Music Network". www.concertonet.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  12. "Kaija Saariaho, this year's Festival Composer in Bergen". 12 July 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  13. "Kaija Saariaho avec passion". Libération.fr. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  14. "La Passion de Simone à Nantes : cérémonie de mort et de lumière - Actualités - Ôlyrix". Olyrix.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  15. "Musica nova Helsinki: Violences". Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  16. "Concert-spectacle : Quatre Instants - Mardi 14 Février 2017 - 20h00 Maison de la radio - Studio 104". www.maisondelaradio.fr. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  17. "Novalis music+art festival". 23 August 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  18. "Trap Door Theatre Presents Letter of Love (The Fundamentals of Judo) Review". Picture this Post. 25 March 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  19. ""Letter of Love (The Fundamentals of Judo) reviewed by Jacob Davis - Around the Town Chicago with Al Bresloff". www.aroundthetownchicago.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  20. "Hiljaisuus-festivaali — ohjelma". Hiljaisuus-festivaali. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  21. "Bogoluchie - Bergen kirkeautunnale". Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  22. Ullmann, Katrin (12 May 2018). "Von Seeungeheuern und Sirenengesängen". pp. 58 ePaper 46 Nord. Retrieved 9 February 2019 – via www.taz.de.
  23. Gastartikel (5 May 2018). "Staatsoper Hamburg: „Das Floß" - Beeindruckende Uraufführung am 4.5.2018 in der opera stabile". Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  24. "Lumière et musique : appropriations, métaphores et analogies - IReMus". www.iremus.cnrs.fr. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  25. "Radical Legacies in Contemporary French Theater: a conversation with Aleksi Barrière". arts.uchicago.edu. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  26. Vernallis, Carol; Herzog, Amy; Richardson, John, eds. (16 January 2014). "The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 9 February 2019 – via Oxford University Press.
  27. "Théâtre musical : le creuset nordique". 18 December 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  28. "Celui par qui arrive le scandale". Opéra national de Paris. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  29. Swed, Mark. "At the L.A. Phil's CDMX festival, it's the women who point the way forward". latimes.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  30. "OPERA NEWS - "Making Music: Kaija Saariaho"". www.operanews.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  31. "Musikk, bilder og ord for alle sanser". Aftenbladet. Retrieved 9 February 2019.


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