The Quatuor Debussy is known for throwing overboard music stands and scores and to create concerts as spectacles. This time, it explores the feelings of four great Eastern European composers who were inspired, influenced and fascinated by a muse. Borodine and the passion he devoted to his wife ; Chostakovitch and the pain he felt due to Nina’s absence ; Janáček and the horror of jealousy; Gorecki and the twilight of a passion.
David Gauchard, who presented in 2019 at the Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse a mesmerizing contemplative show*, has imagined to stage them in the worshop of an artist, a place inhabited by muses where one searches, where one is driven to dispair and where one occasionally finds. This artist will be Benjamin Massé alias Primat who can draw with charcoal as well as with a can of spray paint or digital painting. He will design images interacting with the musicians equipped with sensors. So that in turn, the violins, the viola and the cello draw in light and shadow.
* Le temps est la rivière où je m’en vais pêcher was presented at the Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse in May 2019
music Borodine, Chostakovitch, Janáček, Górecki | with le Quatuor Debussy : Christophe Collette violin, Emmanuel Bernard violin, Vincent Deprecq viola, Cédric Conchon cello | stage direction David Gauchard | digital performance Benjamin Massé « Primat »
production : Quatuor Debussy & Ulysse Maison d’Artistes. Coproduction La Rampe – La Ponatière, SC d’Échirolles
show created in residency & produced at the Théâtre des Franciscains de Béziers and Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse à Lyon
Le Quatuor Debussy is subsidised by the Ministry of Culture / DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the city of Lyon. It is supported by the Métropole de Lyon, the SPEDIDAM, the ADAMI, the association Musique Nouvelle en Liberté and the Banque Rhône-Alpes.
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