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.
Le Centquatre, Salle 400, Festival Manifeste, Paris, France, 20 June, 2017.
Juliette Raffin Gay, mezzo-soprano; Sivan Eldar, live electronics; Jérémie Bourgogne, sound engineer.