Musiques-Fictions n°6: Un pas de chat sauvage by Marie NDiaye

  • Installation

  • Sat 18 June 2022,
    12:30 p.m. Sun 19 June 2022,
    12:30 p.m. Wed 22 June 2022,
    8 p.m. Sat 25 June 2022,
    12:30 p.m.

  • T2G - Théâtre de Gennevilliers
    Access plan

  • per session : 5 €


Inspired by the West Indian artist Maria Martinez, nicknamed the Black Malibran, the story's narrator is an academic who is researching this admired and then vilified figure. Her work is disrupted by the sudden appearance in her life of a singer who might have something to do with the artist that Nadar photographed in her splendor, but also in her decline. This text by Marie NDiaye was written on the occasion of the exhibition "The Black Model" held in 2019 at the Musée d'Orsay.

Marie NDiaye text
Gérard Pesson composition, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou
David Lescot adaptation
Robin Meier IRCAM computer music design
Clément Cerles sound engineering

With the voices of Jeanne Balibar and music recorded by the ensemble Cairn : Ayumi Mori clarinet, Caroline Cren piano, Fanny Vicens accordeon, Christelle Sery guitar, Laurent Camatte viola

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.

Production IRCAM-Centre Pompidou. With the support of the Sacem et du Centre national de la musique.

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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