yannick guédon
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e s p a _
  • Claire Bergerault
  • Geoffroy Dudouit
  • Jean Fürst
  • Yannick Guédon
  • Géraldine Keller
  • Aurélie Maisonneuve
  • Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias
  • Yannick Guédon
  • voices
  • composition

e s p a _ , for 7 singer - performers, is centered on notions of space and movement in relation to sound.

This unamplified, a capella piece is conceived to reveal the acoustic specificities afforded by the architecture of a place. In other words, we explore how a musical composition can bring us to listen to a place.
To this end, the singers not only interpret a musical score but also a choreographic score that guides their positions and movements. These precise scores activate modes of writing and processes that remain flexible enough to make them adaptable to every new concert space. There are therefore two main interests: adapting the piece to a specific space, and being curious about how this space is affected by the scores.

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recorded during the premiere performed in the radome situated on the roof of the submarine base in Saint-Nazaire, France
as part of Instants Fertiles festival organized by Athénor, Centre National de Création Musicale, on 23rd November 2018
production | ensemble thymes
with the kind support of
the town of Montpellier, Occitanie en Scène and the Conseil Régional Occitanie

co-productions / residencies
Athénor, Centre National de Création Musicale, Saint-Nazaire
GMEA - Centre National de Création Musicale, Albi

le PAD, Angers / invitation by Cie Nathalie Béasse
Césaré - Centre National de Création Musicale, Reims
L’Escaut, coopeerative of architects, Brussels (be)
La Ménagerie de Verre, Paris - in the frame of StudioLab
Centre National de la Danse, Pantin

Instants Fertiles festival, Athénor, Centre National de Création Musicale, Saint-Nazaire - 23th and 24th November 2018

kind acknowledgments to
Thomas Bernardet, Grégory Édelein, Christophe Havard, Brigitte Hoornaert, Stéfan Piat