Encyclopédie de la parole, blablabla

Premiere 2017 - IRCAM Card Advantage
November 8,
7 p.m., November 10,
7 p.m., November 11,
3 p.m., 7 p.m.
Centre Pompidou
Grande salle

IRCAM Card : 10 €
Tickets for under 14 years old : 5 €

School Schedules
Thur 10:00am & 2:30pm
Fri 10:00am

With the piece blablabla the Encyclopédie de la parole, Joris Lacoste and Emmanuelle Lafon, orchestrate speech for the first time at a child’s level. Conceived using a range of recordings, this solo also speaks to adults. The conductor welcomes us aboard the TGV nº1456, a robot gives us his identity, a sports commentator chimes out the names of the players, Yannis explains the rules of the game of cops and robbers, the voice from a photo booth gives us its instructions, a rapper raps, the Queen of Hearts chops of heads… What meaning do we hear in these words when, taken out of context, we appropriate them and use them as sound material? Put to sound using a system developed by IRCAM and transforming her voice with the characters and situations, the actress, musician, and dancer Armelle Dousset plays with the l’Encyclopédie de la parole’s collection that has explored the real through human language for a decade.

Encyclopédie de la parole conception
Joris Lacoste composition
Emmanuelle Lafon director
Armelle Dousset performer
Vladimir Kudryavtsev sound creation
Augustin Muller IRCAM computer-music collaboration
Marianne Pelcerf lighting design and stage management
Lucie Nicolas assistant director
Valérie Louys coordination of sound document collection
Armelle Dousset, Julie Lacoste, Joris Lacoste, Emmanuelle Lafon, Valérie Louys, Lucie Nicolas, Elise Simonet collectors

Performance for the general public ages 6 and up.

Spectacle in residence at La Villette - Paris, au Théâtre Paris Villette.
This text is the winner of the Commission nationale d'Aide à la création de textes dramatiques – Artcena.

An Echelle 1:1 (compagnie conventionnée par le ministère de la Culture / DRAC Ile-de-France) production in partnership with Ligne Directe. A Festival d’Automne à Paris, La Villette - Paris, Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou, T2G - Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Centre dramatique national de création contemporaine, Le Volcan, scène nationale du Havre, Théâtre de Lorient, Centre dramatique national, Festival La Bâtie à Genève, Théâtre L’Aire Libre coproduction with the support of IRCAM-Centre Pompidou. Co-organized by the Festival d’Automne à Paris, Théâtre de la Ville et Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou.
  • Armelle Dousset dans blablabla  © Martin Argyroglo
    Armelle Dousset dans blablabla © Martin Argyroglo
  • Armelle Dousset dans blablabla  © Martin Argyroglo
    Armelle Dousset dans blablabla © Martin Argyroglo
  • Armelle Dousset dans blablabla  © Martin Argyroglo
    Armelle Dousset dans blablabla © Martin Argyroglo

Other dates

October 13 - 29,  Théâtre Paris-Vilette

November 26 - 28, Théâtre Paul Eluard de Choisy-le-Roi, scène conventionnée pour la diversité linguistique

December 4 - 9, T2G - Théâtre de Gennevilliers