yannick guédon
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  • Deborah Walker
  • Jean-Brice Godet
  • Patrice Soletti
  • Philippe Cornus
  • Yannick Guédon
  • cello
  • bass clarinet, clarinet Bb
  • electric guitar, acoustic guitar in 1/4 de tones
  • percussions (vibraphone in 1/4 de tones, bells, timpani)
  • voice


SOUPIR is written as a programme in three parts, which plays with both the feeling of our inner pulse and time.

In this programme, the audience is invited to scrutinize firstly a rhythmic shift in demi-soupir (eighth rest), then the stretching of silences in soupir (quarter rest or sigh also in french), and finally the filling of a similar time with successive accelerations of the same repeated material in demi-pause (half rest).

The processes used tend to disrupt the performers' mutual listening and therefore reveal misinterpretations or differences in accuracy with the score.

> listen to the recorded broadcast of "échoécho" directed by Thomas Charmetant on radio campus Orléans
> read the detailed description of the programme
production | ensemble thymes
with the kind support of
Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Languedoc-Roussillon
Conseil Régional Languedoc-Roussillon
Conseil Général de l'Hérault

kind acknowledgements to
la Métive (Mouthier-d'Ahun)
Vallon du Villaret
la Baignoire (Montpellier)

in co-operation with ARIAM île-de-france for the use of the timpani