Partita Partagée
by George van Dam and Isabelle Dumont, with new works by Adrien Lucca
Partia Secunda (1720), Bach's manuscript

Wednesday 4 November, 8 pm
Thursday 5 November, 8 pm

Exhibition of works by Adrien Lucca
04 & 05 November 2015, 8pm & on view until 14 November
(Thu-Sat from 1 pm to 7 pm, admission free)

La Loge is pleased to present Partita Partagée, a unique project bringing together the plastic and analytical qualities of music, drawing, and architecture.

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partia Secunda (1720) has long accompanied the violinist George van Dam. In collaboration with the dramatist Isabelle Dumont, he conceived a concert-lecture to share the history, the conception, and the musical architecture of this virtuoso piece. A combined introduction and interpretation, this performance invites the public to another listening of Bach.

Bach is a master of counterpoint and harmony. Inspired by the science of numbers, he succeeds in associating rigour and balance with formal and rhythmic creativity. Not only does the Second Partita reveal the polyphonic potential of the violin, it also unfolds in a singular space-time while carrying dramatic force and emotional depth.

Invited to echo this project, French artist Adrien Lucca creates a new series of prints freely interpreting Bach’s particular score construction. In line with his artistic language, Lucca’s images are progressive colour and light variations translating the inner rules of a chosen algorithm. Based on a precise use and understanding of mathematics, printers and colorimetry, Lucca’s works emerge from an unlikely alchemy in which objective data become open images capable of expressing their processes of appearance.

Curator: Anne-Claire Schmitz 

About the contributors:

George van Dam (°1964 Namibia, lives in Brussels), is a violinist and composer. He has worked with leading composers of today as a soloist or within the context of contemporary-music ensembles - Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, MusikFabrik, or Ictus, of which he is a founding member and has performed in major concert halls in Europe, the US, and Japan. His compositions include chamber music, song cycles, a violin concerto with timbila-orchestra, film music, and music for theatre and dance performances. He resumed studying the harpsichord in 2012 with Robert Kohnen, Ketil Haugsand, and Bob van Asperen.

Isabelle Dumont (°1963 Belgium, lives in Brussels) is an actress, dramatist and author professionally active within the fields of performing arts. Besides numerous collaborations with, among others, cie Mossoux-Bonté, directors Philippe Van Kessel, Charlie Degotte, Ingrid von Wantoch Rekowski or artists such as Dominique Roodthooft and Jorge León, she has been developing personal scenic projects that often take the form of wunderkammer-lectures exploring natural sciences or baroque genre for instance. Dumont regularly introduces operas at La Monnaie.

Adrien Lucca (°1983 France, lives in Brussels) studied at l’ERG (Ecole de Recherche Graphique) in Brussels and at the Jan Van Eyck Academie of Maastricht. He teaches colour at the ENSAV La Cambre in Brussels. Lucca has shown his work at IKOB, ISELP, Casino Luxembourg, Elaine Levy project, Institut de Carton, and Maison Grégoire among others. He is currently preparing an exhibition to be held at Kunsthalle Leipzig and developing a large-scale stained-glass public commission for the metro of Montréal.

Schedule (4 & 5 November)
8.00 pm introduction
8.15 pm concert-lecture (French spoken, EN & NL translation available)
9.15 pm drinks

Admission: 10 Euros 
Limited seats – Reservation required via
!!! Please note both evenings are SOLD OUT - A waiting list will be available 20 min. before the start of the evening !!!