concert | immersion show
[English title: GHOST, LIGHT ROLLING, AND ON THE TAUT SKIN OF OUR EARDRUM]
CREATION on 9 May 2012, within the framework of “Les Musiques” Festival, Marseille (France)
conception, music, dramaturgy and artistic direction Benjamin Dupé
set design Olivier Thomas | lighting design Nicolas Villenave | computing development Charles Bascou | hardware Interface Z | production manager Julien Frenois | set builders Mathieu L’Haridon, Clémentine Carsberg
A musical composition for electroacoustic sounds, mechanical instruments and remote controlled resonant objects, Fantôme, (…) is played in a resounding, luminous immersion space, a mellow, enveloping environment that plunges the audience in the depth of musical vibration. By organizing different stimuli (sounds, mechanical automatons motions, vibrations of materials, luminous intensity), this piece displays a writing appealing to all the senses, yet music remains the dominant language, toying with mystery and fascination. A sensorial experiment then, but one of remembrance too: hidden under the composition, some fragments from Orpheus’s myth invite us to echo what remains – in a confused or unconscious way – in our head or body, of the figure of Orpheus and of his lost Euridyce.
Commissioned by GMEM, national centre of musical creation. Coproduction GMEM , Le Merlan scène nationale, Sphota.
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