Campo Santo lets you explore a forgotten venue: Pyramiden, once a flourishing city of Soviet culture, a northern mining city located on the 78th parallel, lost in the Norwegian Spitzberg archipelago. During the socialist Soviet golden age, the city was the emblem of human organization built around work. Today, abandoned, it is synonymous with destruction due to economic decline, to the failure of a cultural model. Campo Santo is a musical proposition from Jérôme Combier, a scenic and video proposition from Pierre Nouvel. Both an installation and a concert, Campo Santo is an invitation to peek at the ruins of our societies and tests of time; an expedition for the Great North and this forgotten city where Jérôme Combier and Pierre Nouvel collected images and sounds.
Campo Santo is also a ghost story, this journey follows the history of the men and women who lived in Spitzberg, who worked, lived, and left traces of their existence there.
Jérôme CombierCampo Santo, Impure histoire de fantômes
Installation-concert for 5 musicians, electronic, stage and video elements
Commissioned by the State and the Château de Chambord (residence Jérôme Combier)
Jérôme Combier Composition and Conception
Pierre Nouvel Stage and Video Design
Bertrand Lesca Assistant Director
Bertrand Couderc Lighting Design
Robin Meier IRCAM Computer Music Design
Cédric Jullion flute
Arnaud Lassus flute
Sylvain Lemêtre percussions
Christelle Séry electric guitar
Fanny Vicens accordion
With the voices of Jacques Gamblin, Nathalie Duong, Dima Tsypkin, Miriam Coretta-Schulte