13th century motets of unknown origin, John Cage, Jacques Rebotier, Ghérasim Luca.
5 female singers
The “natural music” of the word forms the basic raw material for this programme, which places the emphasis on humour and dramatic quality. The poems of Ghérasim Luca, who weaves words to the point of absurdity, forge a comical and metaphysical bond throughout the concert. All the pieces in the programme smack of playfulness and fun. Often surprising and whimsical, these precious manifestations of sound architecture vie with one another for inventiveness.
The motet was very fashionable in the 13th century and skilfully played with musical discourse and dialectic art. It superimposed and intertwined different texts and languages, bloating, gasping, rambling, mocking or praising at will.
The recent pieces of the programme share this spirit, this taste for experimentation and the extraordinary. They use language in a virtuoso and musical manner.
Poetry gets mingled with it, entangling and untangling, giving the chatterboxes a voice. Chatter, glibness, cackle and eloquence!