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.