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, 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.
video excerpts recorded during the run-through performed in Saint-Clair de Saillé's church, Guérande,
in the frame of festival Les paysages d'été organized by Athénor - Centre National de Création Musicale de Saint-Nazaire
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
Kunstencentrum BUDA, Courtrai, Belgium
q-o2, laboratory for experimental music and sound art, Brussels, Belgium
TAP, Scène Nationale de Poitiers
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