Existing languages and imaginary, double and multiple languages… the origin of words, light and shadow, the visible and the invisible, the lived and the becoming.
Based on a dramaturgy dealing with the impoverishment and disappearance of the language, this project aims to question how phonemes generate a musical discourse. The scenic device will place the audience at the center surrounded by the performers-singers, the choir, the vibraphone and the speakers.
For the past twenty years, Alex Grillo has tirelessly explored this relationship between word and sound until it hits him. His various collaborations with authors led him to meet Edith Azam with whom he created «À tue texte», a textual fanfare for the public space (Marseille, Calais, Martigues) where the spoken text was the material delivered to the choristers.
«The voice, the language» is a continuation of this work by introducing the sung voice and electro-acoustic while keeping the spoken voice as a sound poetry.
“The language over the years, over the centuries, has been crushed, kneaded, manipulated! It has lost all its meaning, all its taste. The man knocked her down: she takes revenge!” Edith Azam
A proposal by Alex Grillo (composer) in collaboration with Edith Azam (author)
Sébastien Béranger électronics et multi-broadcast
with the participation of La Belle Equipe
Ville de Marseille, Région Sud, DRAC
"La Friche Belle de mai"
41 rue Jobin
13 003 Marseille
Adrien Bargin, Pierre Ciot, Caroline Dutrey, Thomas Lecercle, Vincent Lucas, Frank Seuret, Léa Torreadrado.