"What will you look in yesterday to build tomorrow? What is the part played by the immemorial on the foundations or on the surface of today's music?
The imprint of past time inevitably shapes in one way or another the gesture of the contemporary composer. To deny the inheritance of the past that has shaped each one of us would be just as absurd as to seek the exclusive reply by claiming to defend novelty."
François Paris, Director of CIRM and MANCA