you'll drown, dear (2017)
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you'll drown, dear was created in collaboration with playwright Cordelia Lynn and stage designer/director Aurélie Lemaignen. It was developed at IRCAM under the guidance of Hèctor Parra and Jean Lochard, as part of the 2016-17 CURSUS program. It received its world premiere by Juliette Raffin-Gay at IRCAM's Manifeste Festival 2017.
A woman in a room. In a chair. Reaching, pulling, closer, deeper, to silence.
Cordelia Lynn’s text, inspired by Rilke’s symbolist play "The White Princess" explores conflicting states: internal and external worlds, fantasy and reality, movement and stasis. In my setting, I blur the boundaries between the extremes. I resolve the conflict into a process of release – an emptying of the voice. It is an undressing in search for clarity.
More information about the work HERE (including the full text).
Read an interview HERE with the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence about the followup work The White Princess, for two voices, percussion and electronics.
Review from ResMUSICA HERE (2018).
Le Centquatre, Salle 400, Festival Manifeste, Paris, France, 20 June, 2017.
Juliette Raffin Gay, mezzo-soprano; Sivan Eldar, live electronics; Jérémie Bourgogne, sound engineer.