Le Dit des murmures (The Tale of the Murmurs)

a musical fantasia for ten musicians, several diaphragms and a few mechanical objects
from age 7 · duration 45 mn

project conception and artistic direction • Benjamin Dupé
musical coproduction and performance • 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)
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. »

unique creation • 24 june 2011 – Théâtre Antoine Vitez, Aix-en-Provence
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.
Aix-en-Provence and Théâtre Antoine Vitez coproduction. Delegated production Sphota, with the aid of Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur DRAC, SACEM and Ile-de-France Regional Council.