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Drunkenness from Charybdis into Scylla (2003)

Siren, a kaleidoscope word loaded with images, music, memories…

The civil siren, its strident, sharp and tense sound summons an entire city to remember the threat, the war, the bombs, … His call drew the crowds to the shelter and bowels of the city.

The muezzin, which rhythms the days and nights of the city, immobilizes time and dreams, summons its inhabitants to inner listening, meditation and prayer.

The mermaids, with the sublime death song whose beauty, between Charybde and Scylla, precipitated the sailors into the sea.

Crossing these three evocations by touches, as in a dream: from the sound to the melody, from the saturated sounds of the guitar to the fragility of a voice that rises, to rediscover the emotion carried by the voices singing together, to tile the bewitching tablecloths of an orthodox choir with the haunting scansions of the horns accompanying the prayer to the dead of Ravel, to intertwine the beauty of the prayer sung towards infinity, the sound carried and caressed by the breath, with the impulse of the inarticulate, Borborygma, human madness. To try a «vanity» that plays between the fascination of death, the temptation of prayer, and the veneration of love, when there remains only drunkenness.

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Extract from an article in “Le Monde” of 04.04.06:
Captured, astonished, the audience applauds.
He remembered the first performances en 2003, when Lieux Publics launched this monthly programm:
“Sirènes et midi net”… He admired Brigitte Cirla, draped in purple, who played with the rememberings
of war evoked by the civil alarm and with the sounds of an electric guitar and the “fragility of a singing
voice”.
Michel Samson

Date(s)

5 april 2003
Parvis Opéra de Marseille in the framework of Sirènes et Midinet
  • Casting

    Brigitte Cirla : writing and dramaturgy

    Performers:

    Vincent Audat : barytone
    Brigitte Cirla : mezzo soprano
    Pascal Ferrari : guitar
    Jean- Christophe Filiol :barytone
    And the choir “Tuesdays” of Voix Polyphoniques

    Vincent Robinot : Cor and his cor class in Conservatoire national de Marseille

  • Partners

    Producer : lieux Publics

    Co-Producer : voix polyphoniques

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Adrien Bargin, Pierre Ciot, Caroline Dutrey, Thomas Lecercle, Vincent Lucas, Frank Seuret, Léa Torreadrado.