Valloire church, 14:30
Libre-cours lecture by Jean-Paul Holstein
The New Magnificat
Born in 1939, Jean-Paul Holstein, both composer and musicologist, attends the classes of Olivier Messiaen and André Jolivet at the Paris CNSMD where he wins six First Prizes: Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue, Analysis, Aesthetics and Composition. Besides, he holds Doctorates in Musicology, Literature and Human Sciences.
He teaches Analysis, then Counterpoint at the Paris CNSMD, from 1972 to 2005. He is also lecturer at Université Paris IV-Sorbonne and director of several Ville de Paris conservatoires.
He has composed 191 musical works addressing all genres, meant for any kind of music ensemble, among which, notably, Voyage de l’œil solaire, a trio for flute, viola and harp, Cinq Enigmes, after Lao Tsuen, a saxophone quartet, Sept Illustrations, inspired by Dante’s visions, for seven wind instruments, a double bass and percussion, and Chant de lumière, one of six symphonies for string orchestra.
He has written a good many books on musicology and/or teaching, in particular Le Solfège and L’Espace musical dans la France contemporaine, both published in the Que sais-je? series.
Poingt Ravier chapel, 14:30
Libre-cours lecture by Father Bernard Klasen
Baroque architecture, the sky is not the limit!
Ordained in 1985, Father Klasen is charged with the pastoral care of the young at Boulogne-Billancourt, and next Meudon. He serves as parish priest for fifteen years, first at Chaville, then at Clamart. He resumes his studies in philosophy at the Centre Sèvres, the Jesuit faculty, where he obtains a Master’s degree after writing his Essai d’interprétation phénoménologique de l’architecture sacrée under the direction of Ph. Charru.
Bishop Doré then recruits him to teach at the newly founded Institut des Arts Sacrés (IAS), now Institut Supérieur de Théologie des Arts (ISTA), a department of the Catho, the Catholic University of Paris. There, he initiates a course on sacred architecture, then a seminar on the history of liturgical spaces. Then follows a thesis on Habiter: Heidegger, le lieu en débat, to be published, in a version for the general public, in April 2018.
Father Klasen is currently priest of Ville d’Avray, where he was appointed in September 2011.