The Birth of the Sun King – World première
A modern re-construction of a lost masterpiece by Ensemble Correspondances
Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé
Founded in Lyon in 2009, Correspondances takes its name and inspiration from the poetry of Baudelaire and is an ensemble of singers and instrumentalists mainly performing 17th-century sacred music. Artistic director Sébastien Daucé has a passion for discovering hidden music, as well as forging close links between music and other arts.
Correspondances has recorded 7 CDs (including Le Concert royal de la nuit – The Royal Concert of The Night) to great acclaim and has performed at leading French and foreign concert halls and festivals.
Sébastien Daucé is a talented harpsichordist and organist who studied with Yves Rechsteiner at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Lyon. Daucé has recently been made associate artist at the Fondation Royaumont.
Etienne Guiol is a painter as well as a video designer, graduated from Emile Cohl’s school in Lyon in 2010.
Since 2012, he has been working extensively in video creation and live performances for theater, international opera productions and urban mapping. His creations are performed on international stages like Scala de Milan, Athens Opera House, Karlsruhe, Basel and Geneva, Cairo, Budapest and main operas houses in France. Three of them were awarded as Best opera creation (Maria Republica in 2016) and Best Stage Concept (Docteur Atomic and Le Coq d’Or in 2015).
He founds in 2012 BK, a studio specialized in video mapping and creation based in France. BK takes part regularly in international mapping festival and international private events in Lyon, Paris, Dubaï, Bucarest, Roma, Marrackech, Casablanca…