Metz Arsenal residency

Clara Iannotta Masterclass


Tuesday, Februar 04th from 02:00 pm to 05:00pm – Conservatoire Gabriel Pierné, Metz (FR)


Saturday, March 28th at 06:00 pm – Conservatoire Gabriel Pierné, Metz (FR)

As part of his residency at the Arsenal of Metz, the Ensemble Linea wants to take advantage of the cultural territory to create artistic connections between its various local partners.

Several activities will be realized for different audiences : awareness training for contemporary creation for teachers of National Education, preparatory workshops for “Stockhausen related to children”, listening sessions and masterclasses at the Conservatory.

One of these masterclasses will be conducted in close collaboration with Clara Iannotta, an italian composer also in residence at the Arsenal. Close to the Ensemble Linea for many years without unfortunately having been able to initiate a project, this masterclass of composition is now the occasion, proposed to 4 students of the Gabriel Pierné Conservatory of Metz.

A first reading will be done in February with the composer. Then a public work stage will be presented at the end of March before the final creation in 2020 fall.

Note : The Ensemble Linea will perform Clara Iannotta’s pieces during her concerts on February 05 and March 28.

Italian daydreams

Tuesday, Februar 05th to 08:00 pm – Salle de l’Esplanade, Arsenal de Metz (FR)

For this day around Italian creation, the Ensemble will perform a special program around the composer Clara Iannotta and the composer Francisco Filidei during a concert in the majestic venue in Metz Arsenal.


Clara Iannotta
Troglodyte Angels Clank By, 2015, 12 min

Francesco Filidei
Ballata 3, 2011, 15 min

Clara Iannotta
Eclipse Plumage, 2019, 18 à 20 min

Francesco Filidei
Finito ogni gesto, 2008, 13 min


(In progress)

Sounds explorations

Wednesday, March 04th from 02:00 to 05:00 pm – Arsenal de Metz (FR)

Educational project in partnership with the National Education

A three-hour training course for teachers to present some of the listening keys to discover contemporary music, followed by a discussion about music creation.


Keiko Murakami flute


Wednesday, March 25th at 08:00 pm – Esplanade Venue Arsenal de Metz (FR)

Driven by an intercultural and global approach, and focused on contemporary creation since its creation, The Ensemble Linea performs a concert that bring together themes of migration and gender equality. Composed of works written by women from Asia, Middle East, Oceania or Europe, this program is a tribute to cultural diversity, courage, humanity and strength of women artists who, all over the world, are trying to make their own voice heard and their mixed culture.  Clara Iannotta opens this concert with Paw-marks in wet cement (ii), a sweet piece about memory.


Clara Iannotta
Paw-Marks in wet cement (ii), 2015-2016, 14 min

Zeynep Toraman
… A gilding process that echoes back to ancient times, 2020, World Premiere

Liza Lim
The table of knowledge (2017), 18 min

Feliz Macahis
New Piece

Rebecca Saunders
Fury II, (2005) 07 min


Jean-Philippe Wurtz Direction

Florentin Ginot Solo doublebass
and musicians of the ensemble

Planet Stockhausen

Friday, March 27th at 10:00 am and 02:00 pm and Saturday, March 28th at 03:00 and 06:00 pm – Esplanade Venue, Arsenal de Metz (FR)

This program revisits the works of Karlheinz Stockhausen, shedding light on its quirky, playful and sometimes amusing aspects. The German composer was as fascinated by the cosmic and spiritual universe as he was by the creative potential of the imagination and of childhood. As such, he loved introducing unexpected, dreamlike or even funny aspects into his compositions. Starting with Tierkreis, based on the signs of the zodiac, moving to Flautina’s “flute-spirit”, and ending with In Freundschaft, performed in costume, this program is accessible to all audiences and presents the works of a composer whose breadth of imagination and playfulness are often underestimated.

The performance will be preceded by two educational workshops with the musicians.
Thursday, March 26 at 09:00 and 11:15 am.


Karlheinz Stockhausen
In Freundschaft, original version in costume, 1977 (15’)

Karlheinz Stockhausen
Flautina, 1989 (6’)

Karlheinz Stockhausen
Orchester Finalisten (extraits) 1995-96 (45’)

Karlheinz Stockhausen
Mittwoch aus Licht (extraits) 1995-97 (4h27)


Keiko Murakami flute
Antoine Pecqueur bassoon