« [...] the proximity of the musicians and the spectators is rarely achieved to such a degree in a concert hall, and not even in a historic place.» Classique.d’aujourd’hui
« […] What strikes you immediately […] is the total engagement of the body in the sound, to the extent that one could almost believe that their concerts are choreographed. […] It is normal, therefore, if today at the Cabaret sauvage, musicians seek to prolong this physical engagement in the space, in exploiting all the recesses of the Magic mirror, a fairground tent entirely in velvet, mirrors and wood panelling» Télérama
Striving to convey to the widest public the particular affection that they bring to chamber repertoire, the musicians of the Quatuor Voce have inaugurated this season their first series of concerts at the Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, in collaboration with CLB Management.
Music, firm vector of social links, has the capacity to unite individuals through emotional connections made during shared experience. Following this premise the Quatuor Voce rework the ‘concert’ experience, presenting classical repertoires in a space that hasn’t previously welcomed such programs, alongside a variety of other art forms. Making use of a mise en scène conducive to reducing the feeling of distance between the stage and the room, displacing lighting, introducing dancers, encompassing the audience within the performance - the environment breaks down the preconceived borders of a conventional concert event.
Having led cultural actions with various audiences in the Île-de-France, and its surrounding regions for numerous years, the Quatuor Voce hopes to continue such engagement naturally within the frame of this new venture. Partnering with Proquartet – a European centre of chamber music, the ensemble also draws on the expertise of musicologists, sociologists to offer outreach facilities including masterclasses, workshops and shorter concerts conceived for a young audience.
Raise awareness of the String Quartet repertoire and transmit such passion for chamber music.
Draw in a wider audience, to experience classical music through an accessible format
Lead cultural actions and exchange across audiences of all social backgrounds
Offer a new listening space and structure for the preconceived model of classical concert
Invite artists for varying disciplines and art forms to participate in the series, connecting a common artistic line
Enable an exchange between performer and audience, and between audience members themselves
Look forward from the classical music era to follow lines of influence on modern music