Benjamin Dupé composer | stage director | guitarist

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

music | sound theatre

conception, music, guitars • Benjamin Dupé
musical computing, sound production • Laurent Sellier, Samuel Allain

with the voices of the listeners of the workshop run at Le Merlan scène nationale in Marseilles
Bertrand Bossard, Benjamin de la Fuente, Laurence Perez had a look, lent their ears, gave their advice.

created on october 20, 2009 at Théâtre des Salins scène nationale in Martigues
State commission – Le Merlan scène nationale in Marseilles / Sphota (Paris) coproduction

« By dint of regularly realizing I was unable to tell others in simple terms what my music is, one day I thought it would be easier to create a show about it. As I hear it was born, not to explain, but to try and taste, have a laugh and be moved together by a gratuitous and unreasonable practice, often unusual (try once to listen to my “contemporary music” while doing the dishes!). I wanted to play and talk about this strange music that, while refusing the comfort of the pre-heard, hopes to touch every one of us on our most intimate and untamed spots. To elaborate this creation, with the idea of a “solo, but not alone”, I asked the Merlan theatre to assemble a group of listeners. Showing great generosity, they lent their ears to my tastes, research, sound obsessions. They talked about this music, they put their words about it as they heard it.I recorded them. From sound to music including their commentaries, I’ve aimed to weave a speech symphony that also be the proposal of a space : where you invent yourself listening. »

+ download the dossier of the show (french only)
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listen to the radio opera version for 7 instruments and voices
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read the press review

+ photo gallery

performed • 2 December 2017 · Théâtre Durance - Château-Arnoux / Saint-Auban • 1 December 2017 · Théâtre Durance - Château-Arnoux / Saint-Auban • 30 November 2017 · Théâtre Durance - Château-Arnoux / Saint-Auban • 9 June 2017 · Le 3bisF, Aix-en-Juin Festival - Aix-en-Provence • 8 June 2017 · Le 3bisF, Aix-en-Juin Festival - Aix-en-Provence • 7 June 2017 · Le 3bisF, Aix-en-Juin Festival - Aix-en-Provence • 3 December 2016 · Chapelle des Carmes - Apt • 1 December 2016 · La Passerelle scène nationale - Gap • 30 November 2016 · La Passerelle scène nationale - Gap • 27 November 2016 · La Pop - Paris • 26 November 2016 · La Pop - Paris • 25 November 2016 · La Pop - Paris • 24 November 2016 · La Pop - Paris • 23 November 2016 · La Pop - Paris • 31 May 2016 · PIC (Pôle Instrumental Contemporain) - Marseille • 24 May 2014 · Théâtre de Cornouaille, scène nationale - Quimper • 15 February 2013 · Le Phénix scène nationale - Valenciennes • 14 February 2013 · Le Phénix scène nationale - Valenciennes • 21 April 2011 - séance scolaire - Le Parvis scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées • 20 April 2011 - séance tout public - Le Parvis scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées • 19 April 2011 - séance scolaire - Le Parvis scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées • 13 February 2011 - Centre culturel - Joucas, les Nomade(s) de la scène nationale de Cavaillon • 11 February 2011 - Ancien Temple - Lacoste, les Nomade(s) de la scène nationale de Cavaillon • 09 February 2011 - Salle des fêtes - Le Thor, les Nomade(s) de la scène nationale de Cavaillon • 07 February 2011 - Centre pénitentiaire du Pontet, les Nomade(s) de la scène nationale de Cavaillon • 05 February 2011 - Le Delirium - Avignon, les Nomade(s) de la scène nationale de Cavaillon • 14 November 2010 - Musiques Démesurées à Clermont-Ferrand • 25 mars 2010 – Journées Electriques GMEA à Albi • 8 et 9 décembre 2009 – Le Cadran théâtre à Briançon • 1er et 2 décembre 2009 – Le Merlan scène nationale à Marseille • 20 octobre 2009 – Les Salins scène nationale de Martigues

 

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