"In this part, in this part of my memory, in this part of the book: in this part of the book of my memory a new life begins."
Many ghosts inhabit Sanguinetti and Berio's Laborintus II, in particular Dante's. This performance is an allegory, a documentary, a dance, a radio poem, all at once. Each performance of Laborintus II is meant to reinvent its "place and its formula". This labyrinth is crossed by a thousand ghosts, invited by human memory. A memory of a species and of myth (the enumeration of genealogies and the flood); a memory of History (culture and usury, that "unnatural sin"); an individual memory which is inextricably bound to the music that forms it. Laborintus II, directed by David Lescot, ends with an ode to music and sonic dreams, an unforgettable conclusion to an absolute masterpiece.
Serge Maggiani narrator
Chanteuses, chanteurs et instrumentistes de l’ensemble Ars Nova
Emma Liégeois video actress
Gregory Vajda musical director
David Lescot stage director
Alwyne de Dardel set design
Serge Meyer video
Olga Karpinsky costumes
Juliette Besançon lighting
Augustin Muller IRCAM electronics, IRCAM computer music consultant
Jérémie Bourgogne IRCAM sound diffusion
Luciano Berio Laborintus II
Carlo Gesualdo Moro, lasso, al mio duolo ; Se la mia morte brami (Sixième livre de madrigaux)
Luca Marenzio Amor, i'hò molti (Neuvième livre de madrigaux)
Throughout the festival, explore a vast selection of documents about Luciano Berio at IRCAM's multimedia library and the BPI's music space.