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'Professor Bad Trip' Concert Broadcast (binaural mix)
November 9 through Mon 16 November 2020,
8 p.m.- 6 p.m.


Brazilian guitarist and composer, Aurélio Edler-Copes was marked by Thomas Bernhard's text Die Gilligesser: a flow of words, of repeated phrases create a feeling of vertigo in the text. His music focuses on the amplification and processing of instruments through numerous pedals (wah-wah, overdrive, distortion, freeze) reaching towards a sound frenzy. The color of the "electric guitar" contaminates the instrumental ensemble, in a kinship with the spirit of Fausto Romitelli.

L’artificiel, le distordu, le filtré, voilà  ce qu’est la Nature des hommes d’aujourd’hui. (lit. The artificial, the distorted, the filtered, this the Nature of today's men). This incision by Fausto Romitelli, who died at the age of 41, announces three lessons by Professor Bad Trip. An electrified universe that features the coexistence of rock psychedelia and spectral heritage, but without a taste for crossovers. In his passion for collapses and falls, for Michaux and his mescaline, for Bacon and his triptychs, Romitelli continues to teach his lessons, without ever seeing us as students.

Aurélio Edler-Copes Mental Radio Machine French Premiere
United Instruments of Lucilin
Sophie Deshayes
Max Mausen 
Aurélio Edler-Copes
 electric guitar
Danielle Hennicot
Ingrid Schoenlaub
Benjamin Lévy
IRCAM computer music design

Fausto RomitelliProfessor Bad Trip I, II, III
Julien Leroy direction
United Instruments of Lucilin
Sophie Deshayes flutes
Max Mausen clarinets
André Feydy trumpet
Yaron Deutschelectric guitar
Pascal Meyer piano & keyboard 
Guy Frisch percussions
André Pons-Valdès violin
Danielle Hennicot viola
Ingrid Schoenlaub cello
Louis Siracusaelectric bass

Audiovisual Production
Video Recording Gisèle Productions
Production Arnaud Méthivier / Realisation - Grégoire Ausina, Julien Pamart
IRCAM Audio Recording and Mixing Martin Antiphon

Corealisation IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, T2G - Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Centre dramatique national. With the support of the Sacem.