Benjamin Dupé composer & stage director

PIECES
A Heart-soaring Choir
Du chœur à l'ouvrageA Heart-soaring Choir

[ Creation 2017 ] An Opera for children’s voices and instrumental ensemble, on an original libretto by Marie Desplechin.

Ghost, light rolling, …
Fantôme, un léger roulement, ...Ghost, light rolling, ...

A musical composition for fixed sounds, mechanical instruments and remote controlled resonant objects · played in immersion · inspired by Orpheus’s myth…

Comme je l’entends (As I hear it) – show
Comme je l'entends - spectacleComme je l'entends (As I hear it) - show

A show between music and sound theatre, an “autobioscenic” performance…

“De l’air d’ici”
De l'air d'ici"De l'air d'ici"

A musical soundwalk across the Lurs village (Luberon).

Strings in the air with feet over the floor
Strings in the air with feet over the floorStrings in the air with feet over the floor

Designed concert-piece for 6 guitars and Ircam electronics

Ears have no lids…
Il se trouve que les oreilles...Ears have no lids...

Prelude for one actor and one musician, based on the book “The Hatred of Music” by Pascal Quignard.

Ears have no lids…
Il se trouve que les oreilles...Ears have no lids...

“Ears have no lids as it happens”, a music theatre show with an actor and a string quartet, based on the book “The Hatred of Music” by Pascal Quignard.

(Français) Curieux de nature
Curieux de nature

(Français) Concert in situ pour percussions, électronique et objets sonores joués par le public. Création pour le site de Naune-Raze, commune de Chorges (Hautes-Alpes).

Sur tes gardes
Sur tes gardesSur tes gardes

(Français) création pour clarinette basse, électronique et sirène de la protection civile, dans le cadre du rituel urbain inventé par Lieux Publics centre national de création.

Comme je l’entends (As I hear it) – radio opera
Comme je l'entends - opéra radiophoniqueComme je l'entends (As I hear it) - radio opera

A radio musical piece based on the testimonials of some contemporary music listeners…

Duende eléctrico
Duende eléctrico

“Something between rock music the instrument casually evokes, and a Sequenza for electric guitar Berio wouldn’t have bothered to write.” Zibeline, monthly cultural magazine

La guêpe, l’orchidée (The wasp and the orchid)
La guêpe, l'orchidéeLa guêpe, l'orchidée (The wasp and the orchid)

An electroacoustic piece for listening, or dancing…

Sphota : release of the CD Zemlia / The Earth
Sphota : sortie du CD Zemlia / La Terre chez SignatureSphota : release of the CD Zemlia / The Earth

« Zemlia, The Earth in Russian, is a “silent movie in concert” project, a music irrigated by improvisation and then carefully organized, recomposed and formalized. A score which, through this combination of violin, electric guitar and keyboards, given singular depth by intricate treatments and electronic effects, and then amplified, gives resonance to the images. » David Sanson

This [B] is not a sound
Ce [si] n'est pas un sonThis [B] is not a sound

A collectiv creation by the 2013 fellows of Aix-Marseilles University CFMI, accompanied by composer Benjamin Dupé.

Le Dit des murmures (The Tale of the Murmurs)
Le Dit des murmuresLe Dit des murmures (The Tale of the Murmurs)

A musical fantasia for a young audience, a unique creation with music students… (2011)

Au bois dormant (Sleeping minds)
Au bois dormantAu bois dormant (Sleeping minds)

“Tears are shed inside. It’s a show about autism. Or better, about the sorrow of loving those who switched off, and live on the other side of reason, communication, verbalisation. Without ever judging the causes, conditions and possible treatments of the mental disease evoked, « Au bois dormant (Sleeping minds) » propose modest and real bridges and roads.” [Agnès Freschel]

Erich von Stroheim

Text by Christophe Pellet, musical creation for Renaud Marie Leblanc’s staging.

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