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Barthes Performance by Nicolas Frize

Premiere 2020, in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Roland Barthes’ death (1915-1980)
Thu 19 November 2020,
and
Fri 20 November 2020,
6:30 p.m.
Centre Pompidou
Forum -1
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Full : 18 €
Discount Price : 14 €
Carte Ircam : 10 €

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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 Hubert, Vincent Schmitt voice 
Jeff Cohen piano
Stephan Olry tenor
Christelle Séry guitars
Ya-Hui Liang percussions
Patrice Antonnangelo trumpet (tbc)
Ghislain Hervet bass clarinet 

Executive production: Les Musiques de la Boulangère | Coproduction: IRCAM/Les spectacles vivants/Service de la Parole – Centre Pompidou ; Collège international de philosophie ; Université Paris Lumières ; CERILAC - Université de Paris ; Centre Roland Barthes | In partnership with the Institut national de l’audiovisuel- France Culture | With the support of the Éditions du Seuil.
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