On the 40th anniversary of the death of Roland Barthes, the composer Nicolas Frize pays tribute to the philosopher in a creation that blends art and philosophy, semiology and musical and literary performance.
Vivid musical sequences, video and radio archives, excerpts from texts by Roland Barthes, never-before-seen drawings, fragments of all kinds... This set of elements, juxtaposed or concurrent, split into rebounds and echoes, creates a spatial profusion that is both dense and pure. Nicolas Frize offers the listener a personal approach to Barthes' ideas, somewhere between the pleasure of a text, the strength of sounds, and the texture of a voice, real or recomposed.
During the performance, listeners are welcomed in the Forum -1 by real and imaginary voices, in a system specifically designed by IRCAM.
Nicolas Frize musical composition
Éric Marty scientific advisor
Robin Meier IRCAM computer music design
Christophe Veaux (Deepzen) scientific collaboration (synthesized voice of Roland Barthes)
Elodie Huber, Vincent Schmitt voice
Stephan Olry tenor
Jeff Cohen piano
Christelle Séry guitars
Patrice Antonangelo trumpet
Ghislain Hervet bass clarinet
Hsiao-Yun Tseng percussions