Encyclopédie de la parole, blablabla
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.