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ARTONOV at the Villa Carpentier (part 1)

Online performance

Friday May 28, 2021
Evil Penguin TV

To the sounds of the string quartet ‘Les Solistes du Concert de la Loge’ with Julien Chauvin, we will take you on a walk through the Villa Carpentier in Ronse, a summer residence built by Victor Horta, uniting architecture and music. The program features romantic and contemporary music that reflects Horta’s approach, anchored in his time and deeply inspired by the old masters.

‘Music, however immaterial, can impose its density and its spatiality. Of all the arts, it comes closest to architecture’ said Renzo Piano.

The work of Victor Horta illustrates this wonderful phrase of Renzo Piano. References to musical gestures, be it to rhythm or to ornamentation, are woven in the architecture. Originally, the young Horta, who studied the violin, wanted to become a musician, but he was fired from the Brussels Conservatory for … lack of discipline. He therefore opted for architecture.

There will also be a present-day counterpoint to Horta’s work: the installations from the contemporary art collection of Olga and Michel Gilbert. An additional dialogue on this tour through the Villa Carpentier.


Les Solistes du Concert de la Loge:

Julien Chauvin, first violin
Karine Crocquenoy, second violin
Pierre-Éric Nimylowycz, alto
Grégoire Korniluk, cello


Musical program:

Joseph Haydn: String quartet in G major, op. 76 n°1
Allegro con spirito
Adagio sostenuto
Minuet: Presto
Finale: Allegro ma non troppo

With thanks to Olga and Michel Gilbert who open the doors of the Villa Carpentier for the occasion.

A coproduction with Evil Penguin TV.

This project is realized with the support of the Flemish Government, thanks to the Cultural Activity Grant.

Jens Van den Nieuwenhuysen28/05/2021 | ARTONOV at the Villa Carpentier (part 1)