January 29, 2023
There is a natural theatricality in his writing and the sometimes massive resonance of the full orchestra with a gong-biased percussion section and big brass contrasted dramatically with more delicate textures: harp and vibraphone, and the piano’s poetic threads.
January 15, 2023
Thierry Pécou prend parti et sa musique contribue à sa façon à l’Hózhó, cet état intérieur du Navajo vécu lorsque chaque chose est à sa place, lorsque beauté et santé magnifient l’harmonie – de soi, de ce qui nous entoure, de l’univers.
January 2, 2022
Manoa: Anne Cartel and Carjez Gerretsen on wind instruments wandered around the hall, so that the sounds of the work, intended to be played barefoot, were incandescent.
September 16, 2021
L’album « Humain non humain », de Thierry Pécou, présente des œuvres utilisant des sons d’animaux pour inviter à réfléchir sur la fin des espèces.
September 12, 2021
A l'occasion des 10 ans de l'Ensemble Variances, Laurent Vilarem reçoit son fondateur, le compositeur Thierry Pécou pour un voyage à travers les mondes et les cultures qui ont marqué son œuvre : la Martinique, le Canada, la Normandie, l'Inde, l'Arizona...
June 30, 2021
Il faut que la musique reste vivante, qu’elle rencontre les publics les plus divers, qu’elle dialogue avec les musiques d’autres cultures ou d’autres époques, avec d’autres arts.
June 21, 2021
Humain Non-Humain donne à entendre, par plusieurs abords et avec la complicité de ses pairs, compositeurs comme interprètes, l’univers de Thierry Pécou, riche des relations qu’il tisse entre vivants, entre eux et leur environnement, entre eux et leur histoire.
May 3, 2019
Outre-mémoire (...) ventures into a musical exploration of the slave trade... The concert begins before the musicians of Ensemble Variances have even assumed their position. They move throughout the space, and sounds emanate from everywhere... time and again, rhythm remains the driving force.
The production received overwhelming praise and response from critics and audiences.
April 26, 2019
Thierry Pécou established Ensemble Variances in 2009 and since that time has attracted attention from across the globe with his distinct, beyond definition productions. During his tenure at Paris Oper, Gérard Mortier called these forms "frontière"... At this borderline or rather cross-border area, Thierry Pécou now introduces the "choreographic oratorio".
April 23, 2019
Inside the Théâtre des Arts, an extraordinary assemblage of songs, music, dances and staging of wild animals - wolf, vulture, owls and eagles, directed the specialist Luc Petton and his company Le Guetteur took place.
April 10, 2019
Sound of the slave trade - The way the composer refers to Caribbean music and jazz - not by simply quoting it but always remaining true to Thierry Pécou - makes Outre-mémoire a fascinating piece!
April 8, 2019
Outre-mémoire is a deeply moving work and performed by brilliant musicians!
The ceremonial and ritualized aspect of the composer's music - the genetic code of his language - gives pride of place to percussions...
March 20, 2019
Thierry Pécou is a musician who never repeats himself and who considers every new work as an achievement... he is a unique artist without any comparison in the contemporary landscape.
October 31, 2018
Walking in Beauty takes Modulus Festival to new realms.
Jully 13, 2018
The cello, played by the indefatigable Anssi Karttunen, acts as a mediator between the ensemble and the deep-sea sounds … and the results are strikingly beautiful, sometimes discomfiting, and in the end profoundly elegiac.
June 11, 2018
The ensemble Variances under the baton of Thierry Pécou formed the most experimental point in the program. (...) The music became an all-encompassing spatial experience. Frenetic applause from the audience.
June 10, 2018
One of the evening's highlights is the performance of La Voie de la Beauté (engl.: Walking in Beauty) by the chamber ensemble Variances under the baton of the French composer, Thierry Pécou. (...) Variations of the tonal soundscapes, sequences and colours are intriguingly tested out and impressively echo as rhythmic mosaics within the resonating church.
April 24, 2018
Outre-mémoire is thus a work that is intensely personal and yet universal for invoking fundamental and still timely questions about wealth and poverty, exploitation and oppression.