Creation
Performance

Sound & Vision (A Liquid Room)

French Premiere
Sat 10 June 2017,
8 p.m.
Nanterre-Amandiers - Centre dramatique national
Salle transformable

Ictus’ Liquid Room reimagines the traditional concert format. Several stages, unexpected transitions, amplification and meticulous lighting, unusual durations: a miniature festival. Audience members are free to walk around the sound space, to choose their listening angle, to punctuate their comings and goings between "attentive" and "immersive" listening. A match is struck in the night, amplified a thousand times… Dusk-like lighting transforms the way we hear a recent work from the repertoire, Sciarrino, Pesson, or Bedrossian… An installation by Alvin Lucier—a guitar string the size of a marine rope—overlaps James Tenney’s exploration of the tamtam’s resonances…. Ula Sickle and Yann Leguay work with a strobe light and sound….

Sound&Vision bridges the intersections between music and visual performance. This is undoubtedly the major concert of a new generation for whom the musical—the musical gesture—circulates between eye and ear.

Ula Sickle Choreography and Dance
Yann Leguay Sound/Light System
Ictus : Dirk Descheemaeker Clarinet, Gerrit Nulens Percussion, Joeroen Robbrecht Viola, Violin, Tom Pauwels Electric Guitar, Florentin Ginot Bass, Jean-Luc Plouvier Piano, Alexandre Fostier Sound, Wilfried Van Dyck Production, Caspar Langhoff Lighting

JAMES TENNEY HAVING NEVER WRITTEN A NOTE FOR PERCUSSION, for amplified tamtam, 1971
ALVIN LUCIER SILVER STREET CAR FOR THE ORCHESTRA, for triangle, 1988
JULIANA HODKINSON LIGHTNESS for three musicians with matches, sandpaper, sand, and water, 2015
ULA SICKLE & YANN LEGUAY LIGHT SOLOS for dancer and light installation, 2011-2013
FRANCK BEDROSSIAN DIGITAL, for bass, percussion, and electronics, 2003
MICHAEL SCHMID KRACHAL, installation with water and submarine microphones, 2016
PETER ABLINGER VOICES AND PIANO (excerpts), for piano and recorded voice, 1988
ALEXANDER SCHUBERTSENSATE FOCUS, for ensemble, lights, and electronics, 2014
GÉRARD PESSONLA LUMIÈRE N’A PAS DE BRAS POUR NOUS PORTER, for amplified piano, 2014
KAJ DUNCAN DAVID 4C0ST1CTR1G3R, for rhythm box and light, 2015
GORDON MONAHAN SPEAKER SWINGING, for 4 musicians and loudspeakers, 1982
SALVATORE SCIARRINO TRE NOTTURNE BRILLANTE, for viola, 1972

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Co-directed by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Nanterre-Amandiers – centre dramatique national. With the support of the Interfaces network, supported by the European Union’s Creative program and the Sacem. The SACD supports the ManiFeste festival as a part of its musical cultural outreach programs.
  • Ula Sickle interprétant la pièce Light Solo de Ula Sickle et Yann Leguay  © Silvano Magnone
    Ula Sickle interprétant la pièce Light Solo de Ula Sickle et Yann Leguay © Silvano Magnone
  • Ula Sickle interprétant la pièce Light Solo de Ula Sickle et Yann Leguay  © Silvano Magnone
    Ula Sickle interprétant la pièce Light Solo de Ula Sickle et Yann Leguay © Silvano Magnone
  • Ula Sickle interprétant la pièce Light Solo de Ula Sickle et Yann Leguay  © Silvano Magnone
    Ula Sickle interprétant la pièce Light Solo de Ula Sickle et Yann Leguay © Silvano Magnone
  • Krachal, pièce de Michael Schmid  © Elinor Salomon
    Krachal, pièce de Michael Schmid © Elinor Salomon