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.
L’autre fille by Annie Ernaux
Annie Ernaux text
Aurélien Dumont composition, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou
Daniel Jeanneteau adaptation and production
Augustin Muller sound design and production
Emmanuelle Zoll adaptation and director of the Musiques-Fictions collection
Sylvain Cadars sound engineering
With the voice of Annie Ernaux and music recorded by the musicians from the ensemble L’Instant Donné
Nicolas Carpentier cello
Maxime Echardour percussion
Mayu Sato-Brémaud flute
IRCAM Ambisonic system conception:
Claudio Cavallari, Lenaic Pujol scenography and lights
Jérémie Henrot, Clément Mariesound engineering