Musiques-Fictions n°3: Bacchantes by Céline Minard

  • Installation

As a typhoon threatens Hong Kong Bay, Jackie Thran's brigade surrounds the world's most secure wine cellar, housed in former British army bunkers. A trio of eccentric female bank robbers has infiltrated the cellar and is holding Mr. Coetzer's impressive stock, estimated at three hundred and fifty million dollars, hostage... Brilliantly revisiting the codes of hold-up films, Céline Minard has written a funny and explosive novel, where subversion is mixed with intoxication.

Céline Minard text
Olivier Pasquet composition, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, and production
Thierry Bédard adaptation and production
Jérémie Bourgogne sound engineering

With the voices of Bénédicte Wenders (Narrator), Geoffrey Carey (Ethan Coetzer), Julien Cussonneau (Marwan Cherry), Isabelle Mazin (Jackie Tran), Malvina Plégat (The Clown, alias Bizzie), Sabine Moindrot (The Tall Rbunette, alias Silly)

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.

Coproduction IRCAM-Centre Pompidou. With the support of the Sacem.

Dôme ambisonique de l'Ircam
© Maxime Robert
Dôme ambisonique de l'Ircam
© Maxime Robert
Dôme ambisonique de l'Ircam
© Maxime Robert

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