After a catastrophe in 2101, the temperature on earth reaches 60 degrees. Humans can no longer live without protective clothing and women can no longer give birth without losing their lives. While she is in love with Taschko, whose burned body can no longer be touched, Pagona finds herself pregnant by another man. This dystopia, a turbulent and violent world, is the basis of the dialogue between director and translator Anne Montfort and composer Nuria Giménez Comas.
Anja Hilling text
Núria Giménez Comas composition, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, and production
Anne Monfort adaptation
Jérémie Bourgogne sound engineering
Jean-Claude Berutti et Silvia Berutti-Ronelt traduction
With the voices of Judith Henry (Pagona), Thomas Blanchard (Taschko), Jean-Baptiste Verquin (Posch), and music recorded by musicians from the ensemble L’Instant Donné : Mayu Sato-Bremaud flute and Mathieu Steffanus clarinet
The Musiques-Fictions collection merges a contemporary text, a musical creation, and the collective experience of immersive listening under an ambisonic dome. The musical creation is in perfect contact with the literary work. The language has all the intelligibility; the music has a space of its own. The Musiques-Fictions intend to renew the genre of radio fiction, the Hörspiel, the vigil, by going beyond the simple sound illustration of the story or the dialogue. Music-fictions where the image is not a screen.