Musiques-Fictions is the collection launched by IRCAM in 2020: a program where musical creation is in direct contact with literary fiction. These music-fictions combine a text—primarily by a contemporary author—original music linked to the senses of fiction, a director, and actors. Giving musical writing its full place but preserving the text's intelligibility: Musiques-Fictions intends to renew the genre of the radio fiction or Hörspiel by going beyond a simple sound illustration of a story or dialogue.
In an immersive space, under the Ambisonic dome, where imagination is solicited by the sound environment created, the listener is invited to a shared listening experience.
First episode of "Naissance d'un pont" series by Maylis de Kerangal
Maylis de Kerangal text
Daniele Ghisimusic, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, and direction
Jacques Vinceyactors direction, adaptation, and production
Emmanuelle Zolladaptation and director of the Musiques-Fictions collection
Jérémie Henrotsound engineering
Thibaut Carpentierscientific advisor CNRS-STMS
With the voices of François Chattot (Georges Diderot)
Marie-Sophie Ferdane (Summer Diamantis)
Laurent Poitrenaux (Sanche Alphonse Cameron)
IRCAM Ambisonic system conception:
Claudio Cavallari, Lenaic Pujol scenography and lights
Jérémie Henrot, Clément Mariesound engineering