Canal March

Messiaen, synaesthete

Alberto Rosado, piano

Préludes and Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus, by Olivier Messiaen

“I don’t ask performers to see the same colours as I do myself, but to see colours, each in his own way” (Olivier Messiaen). Complying with the wishes of this synaesthetic composer, the lighting design of this concert reconstructs the analogies between sound and colour based on Messiaen’s own testimonies, enveloping his Préludes (an early work that, according to the composer, conceal “studies in colour”) and his brilliant Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus.

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