MUSICoMAN is a musical tribute to the Musée d’Archéologie Nationale (MAN), Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the protector of human history and heritage, through the musical enhancement of emblematic and symbolic objects from its collections and spaces. An encounter between archaeology and music, between the most ancient objects and the most contemporary creations of human beings.

The concert is accompanied by a video creation that immerses the listener in the heart of the archaeological collections, in the visual world of MAN.

The musical program

Philippe Hersant, Archaios for solo viola Hommage à La Dame de Brassempouy, one of the earliest representations of a human face (25,000 years ago)

Claude Debussy Clair de lune La fille aux cheveux de lin Ancient epigraphs

Kryštof Mařatka, Sono Sapiens, duet for viola and Isturitz flute ensemble, first prehistoric musical instruments (-35,000 years)

Benoît Menut, Ar men for solo viola Hommage à la Dalle ornée de Saint-Bélec (-4,000 ans), first topographical map

Kryštof Mařatka, Altotem – archaic nocturnal music for viola with harp accompaniment Tribute to the MAN, totem museum and protector of our history

Graciane Finzi, Les trois âges de la vie for solo viola Hommage au propulseur sculpté à 3 têtes de chevaux (-15,000 ans)

Philippe Schœller, Alliage d’Airain for viola, flute, harp, clarinet Tribute to the Bronze Age (-2,000) I. solo viola II. harp and viola III. flute in G, clarinet in B-flat and viola IV. flute in G, clarinet in B-flat, harp and viola

La Pelanda | Mattatoio di Roma Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4, 00153 Roma RM, Italy at 9pm