III. La radio...cette chambre des merveilles (The radio... that chambre of wonders)ca. 5´
IV. Electricité (electricity) ca. 5´
V. La machine à écrire (the typewriter) ca. 5´
Musique concrete makes music with second-hand objects, mostly bought in the markets or rescued from the trash. Two performers manipulate sound-objects and slide-projectors in different spots of a dark room, producing performative-installations in dialogue with the architecture of the space. Music, sound, and space-design are organized in a score creating complete audiovisual scenes with simple means. Flexible in format, “Musique concrète” could be played as a whole cycle, or in individual scenes. A concert version (without visuals) focusing in the sound qualities of the objects in dialogue with the tape is also possible.
#I. Machine à coudre (sewing machine) for sewing machine, scissors, nails, tape and optional crank-hand projector. Recorded objects are in counterpoint with the ones played live. A 5mm movie made with dots punched in the film by the same sewing machine follow the music.
#2. Ventilateurs (electric fans) for 2 ventilators and 2 flash lights: small flash lights convert turning fans into home-made projectors. Different speeds on the fans modify the of the motors and the speed of the shadows on space.
#3. La radio...cette chambre des merveilles (The radio... that chambre of wonders) for live radio, tape and hand-crank projector. The tape is based on excerpts of Pierre Schaeffer’s voice from Solfège de l'objet sonore (1967). A home made movie comments Schaeffer´s texts.
#4. Electricité (electricity) for string telephone, tape and 2 optional slide projectors: is the story of a cable projected into a light circus circle. The sound possibilities of a simple string telephone are wide and surprising. Buzzing, shortcuts, statics, clicks and humming sounds conform the sound track accompanying the live string-telephone.
#5. La machine à écrire (the typewriter) for xylophone and 2 slide projectors. The xylophone is use as a typewriter. the performer types fragment of the text “Solfège de l'objet sonore ” by Schaeffer . Optional projectors project the same using the performer and the space around as a screen.
Musique concrète was comissioned by NFPK, The Netherlands
*Music and visuals composed by Cecilia Arditto
Musique cóncrete spage design: the different sections, as modules, are adaptable to different stage possibilities.
Techs for the version with visuals:
- 4 mic-stands (without the microphones)
- 1 percussion table
- 4 music-stands with light
- white surface/s to project (a wall is possible, preferably no screens)
- dark and silent space required: traditional stage, art galleries, schools, studios, halls, etc.
-No technicians needed!only we need a plug to connect our equipment (we don´t use lighting or audio from the hall)
Workshops after concert with the audience are possible.