With the Musiques-Fictions, IRCAM invites the public to discover contemporary texts and an ambitious musical creation under an ambisonic diffusion dome, for a new literary and sound experience.
Installed in an immersive diffusion device, the listener is invited to a listening experience where the imagination is stimulated by a sound environment with wide-ranging expressive possibilities: from the spectacular grand stage to the tiniest details of intimate discourse. This modern wake will feature The Great Disaster by Patrick Kermann, Croire aux fauves by Nastassja Martin, Le Sentiment du monde by Robert Linhart, Trois Femmes disparaissent by Hélène Frappat, and L'Autre Fille by Annie Ernaux.
The Great Disaster - Premiere 2024
On April 14, 1912, at 11:40 pm, the Titanic sank with Giovanni Pastore on board, in charge of cleaning the 3177 dessert spoons for the first-class passengers. Giovanni Pastore came down from the mountains of Friuli. He's always been the immigrant, the handyman. At last, he found a "good place" on the Titanic. In the end, he sinks! But beneath the waves, he keeps telling the same story, the story of lost land and childhood, of love found at last. He tells the story of the third class, of those never counted, of those left behind by all the nations who hoped to win the promised land of free labor. He tells the story of the great and small disasters.
Patrick Kermann text
Jérôme Combier adaptation and composition, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou
Marc Lainé realisation
Clément Cerles sound engineering
Gilles Marsalet sound effects
With the voices of Vladislav Galard, song by Sofia Avramidou and music recorded by Amarilys Billet violon, Nicolas Crosse bass, Ayumi Mori clarinet, Alvise Sinivia piano, Diego Tosi violin, Fanny Vicens accordeon
Croire aux fauves - Premiere 2024
In 2015, while on an anthropological mission in Siberia, Nasstassja Martin was attacked by a bear that tore off half her face. Disfigured, she underwent numerous operations in Russia, then in France. The researcher tells the story of her physical and psychological reconstruction, but goes beyond the story of this traumatic accident to reflect on the encounter between human and non-human worlds at a time when the planet's ecosystems are collapsing. The "encounter" with this bear brings her face to face with an essential figure in the mythology of the Evène people, and a Nature inhabited by ancestral beliefs. This event finally enabled her to deepen her research and her attachment to the Arctic peoples she studies.
Nastassja Martin text
Frédéric Pattar composition, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou
Mathilde Delahaye adaptation and realisation
Quentin Nivromont IRCAM computer music production
Jérémie Bourgogne sound engineering
With the voice of Audrey Bonnet
Other Musiques-Fictions on the program:
Trois femmes disparaissent by Hélène Frappat - Premiere 2024
L’autre fille by Annie Ernaux
Le Sentiment du monde, after L’Établi by Robert Linhart