French premiere of 'Selene' by Augusta Read Thomas

French premiere of 'Selene' by Augusta Read Thomas
detail from the composer's map of 'Selene' © Augusta Read Thomas
The impetus of dance is never far from the surface of this exhilarating score, which melds the complementary natures of a percussion quartet and a string quartet to produce a study in inexorable rhythmic dynamism.
— John von Rhein, The Chicago Tribune

The Radio France Présences Festival recently hosted the French premiere of Augusta Read Thomas's Selene (Moon Chariot Rituals), for percussion quartet and string quartet' by Quatuor Diotima and the Paris Percussion Group. Julien Leroy led the preformance February 8 2020.


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A PDF of the composer's complete map of Selene is available for purchase online.

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