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La Brebis galeuse

Guillaume Abgrall, Chiara Todaro

04 Décembre - 20:00

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Théâtre Poème 2

L’asile est une résidence de saints. Ce sont des saints les pauvres fous, sainte la bonne sœur qui s’occupe d’eux. Et le docteur est le plus saint de tous, c’est le chef des saints, c’est Jésus Christ.
Nicola nous raconte ses 35 ans d’ «asile électrique», et dans sa tête bouleversée se heurtent réalité et fantaisie en produisant d’imprévisibles illuminations. Nicola est né dans les années Soixante, « les fabuleuses années Soixante », et le monde qu’il voit à l’intérieur de l’institut n’est finalement pas si différent de celui qui court là dehors – un monde où la seule chose qui semble ne pas pouvoir se consumer est la peur.

Séance en présence des réalisateur-rice.s et de David Murgia (sous réserve)

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The fifth episode of the Zvuk ispod show takes its first dive into Brussels! Feat.:
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 Les Ateliers Claus, Clan Destine Records, and Knives.
 

 

EMILIA STEFANI-LAW

autour de la publication du livre Affleuré
for the launch of the book Affleuré

Vernissage vendredi 6 décembre à partir de 18h
Opening friday, december 6 at 6 pm
177 rue hôtel des monnaies

Exposition accessible du 7 au 21 décembre 2019
les jeudis et vendredis de 18h à 21h
samedi de 11h à 18h

From the 7 untill 21 of december
Thursdays and fridays from 6 pm till 9 pm
Saturdays from 11 am till 6 pm

 

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LE DOUBLE TOUR DE LA MORT 
03 déc Marseille @ l' intermédiaire
04 déc Montpellier @ black-out
05 déc Genève @ l' écurie
06 déc La chaux d fond @ la machine à trucs
07 déc Bienne @ le salopard
08 déc Lugano @ casotto
09 déc Lausanne @ auberge chalet à goblet
12 déc Strasbourg @ Dildor
13 déc Metz @ la sauce du chef
14 déc Amiens @ l'accueil froid
15 déc Lille @ kanaal café
19 déc Bruxelles @ Smog
10 jan Bruxelles @ tba
15 jan Paris @ quai de bourbon
16 jan Nantes @ askip
17 jan Brest @ kergariou
18 jan Rennes @ terminus
19 jan Bordeaux @ tba
21 jan Toulouse @ le ravellin
22 jan Villefranche @ villa monaco
23 jan Clermont-Ferrand @ tba
24 jan Grenoble @ le halage
25 jan Rompon @ l'antre chien et loup
01 fev Paris @ la station, gare de mines

LA RÉSONANCE DES RUINES

Note by Antoine Chessex
   


Sonority essentially resounds: it is in itself resonance. One could say that echo is part of the sound, that it belongs to its immanence (...). Resonance is inside of sound itself: a sound is its own echo chamber (...). The ancient Greek êkhéô, from which “echo” comes, means to “make noise” as well as “to resound”. (...) A sound is always returned, restored: it is restored from itself to itself.
Jean-Luc Nancy, Foreword to
 Listen: a history of our ears by Peter Szendy


    
If sound is always resounding and returned to itself then what is the possible sound of the ruins and how to work among them?

The drastic violence of the present time makes it necessary to interrogate how we inhabit the world we are living in while (re)thinking the (inter)relations and interactions we might be involved with. This is sometimes what artists try to do. Within the Great Acceleration that is currently being experienced, the devastating destruction of humans and non-humans, social structures and the biosphere are happening at such a velocity that it becomes difficult to consider a possible future outside the nightmarish perspective of an exponential catastrophe unfolding irrepressibly while many bored consumers stare at their cell phone screens like monitored zombies. The global and corrupted hegemonic machine has proven so far being fundamentally unable to regulate, limit or moderate itself by any sorts, thus the absolute finality of its very existence seems more and more likely to be self- annihilation, leaving behind vast continents of sickness, pollution, death and destruction. A field of ruins that is.

These are some of the thoughts going through my head while starting to reflect the writing of this new work for the ensemble ICTUS named subsequently “La Résonance des Ruines”. As soon as I attempt to think about possible sound to focus on, I try to imagine how do ruins sound like and if we could create a wall of bare frequencies resounding in the space like a gigantic collapsed architecture destroyed by its own hubris. These are the imaginary sounds I will have in minds while developing a structure for this new piece which will lead to a collective sonic exploration with the musicians of the ensemble ICTUS featuring Jérôme Noetinger triggering time shifts with his reel-to-reel tape recorder.

Perhaps, we might even discover a hidden potentiality of restoring what can be restored. Music is the healing force of the universe once sung Mary Maria Parks on the marvellous Albert Ayler’s recording of the same name.

On yet another level, learning to live in a field of ruins is not deprived of poetical potential and might even be a somehow enlightening endeavour while searching for the cracks and the interstices in between the concrete, the steel and the plastic remains, hopefully discovering hidden places where the mauvaise herbe can unfold.

Antoine Chessex, August 2019

 

La résonance des ruines
a new piece by Antoine Chessex
with Ictus & Jérôme Noetinger (Revox)
   

CAST

Hanna Kölbel, cello
Adrien Lambinet, trombone
Gerrit Nulens, percussion
Jean-Luc Plouvier, DX7
Jérôme Noetinger, Revox & electronics
   

PRODUCTION

Production Antoine Chessex
Coproduction Ictus
WIth the support of
Pro Helvetia     

Presented by
Ancienne Belgique & Atelier Claus

souvenirs by Laurent Orseau 

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