Le Dit des murmures

a musical fantasia for ten musicians, several diaphragms and a few mechanical objects
from age 7 · duration 45 mn
[English title: THE TALE OF THE MURMURS]

CREATION on 24 June 2011 – Théâtre Antoine Vitez, Aix-en-Provence (France)

with Fabienne Berthet, voice | Pauline Garrigues, saxophones | Sarah Lasnier, accordion | Perrine Maisonneuve, piano | Gilles Marfaing, percussion | Boniface Otsoua, trumpet | Patrick Petit, clarinet | Sylvain Tauziac, flute | Nicolas Turk, bass | Mickaël Vemian, doudouk
project conception and artistic direction Benjamin Dupé | music co-production Fabienne Berthet
electroacoustic assistance André Serre-Milan | lights Nicolas Villenave


Sitting on lawn, facing one another, as on the opposite banks of a river, the spectators are bathed in one big and soft musical stream, continuously flowing. The middle space, like a river bed, is propitious to strange, rustling apparitions, intimist soli, murmured speech, short vibratory legerdemain… A creation around musical mellowness and sound wonder, by the Aix-en-Provence CFMI musicians.


The Tale of the Murmurs
is an educational project that implied students at Aix-en-Provence CFMI, from 2009 to 2011. The show was included in their final diploma validation.

Coproduction: Aix-en-Provence and Théâtre Antoine Vitez | Delegated production: Sphota, with the aid of Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur DRAC, SACEM and Ile-de-France Regional Council.