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Encyclopédie de la Parole led by the French director Joris Lacoste has been invited by festivals and theatres all across Europe, including some in Lisbon, to perform their cycle of Suites. Suites No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 were created with actors and singers based on a huge mass of sounds and fragments of text, collected from songs, conversations, instructions, blogs, Internet posts, etc. In the final chapter of the series Suites, Joris Lacoste chose to present the raw material that forms the basis of his performances: the voices recorded from his collection of sounds. No longer is it a question of actors giving life to lost voices, but instead it is the people themselves returning from the past to talk with their own voices, their original melody, their unique tone. Performed to the sound of music written by Macé & Roux, played live by the ensemble Ictus, the show offers us an operatic work spoken in languages from all over the world, ranging from English, Japanese and Portuguese to ‘exotic’ languages such as Susu, Shanghainese or Tomáraho, bringing with them the places, situations and emotions of their origin, important or insignificant events – a thousand details registered in the recordings and reproduced once again for us.
Centred on the tiny and infinite modulations of human speech, Suite No. 4 is a kind of theatre of ghosts, but ones that appear to be clearly alive and who talk, whisper, cry, laugh, preach and console, condemn and encourage, desire and lament, suffer and play and live without ever wanting to die.
25 FEB 2021
Encyclopédie de la parole & Ictus
Instrumental musical composition
Electric and acoustic musical composition
Collection of documents
Joris Lacoste, Oscar Lozano Pérez,Elise Simonet
Stéphane Leclercq, Alexandre Fostier
Lighting and set design
Graphics and video
Oscar Lozano Pérez
Wilfried Van Dyck
Elise Simonet, Oscar Lozano Pérez, Nicolas Rollet
a Fondation d’entreprise Hermès no contexto do programa New Settings Coprodução MC93 – Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis / Festival d’Automne à Paris, Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Wiener Festwochen, KunstenFestivalDesArts, Ensemble Ictus, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Le Quartz - Scène Nationale de Brest, Festival Musica. Com a participação de DICREAM
Subs, Lyon, temporada 2019-20; MC93 – Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis; Théâtre National de Strasbourg
Production and administration
Edwige Dousset and Garance Crouillère, assisted by Victoire Costes
Hugo Abraham (double bass, electric bass), Tom De Cock (percussion), Chryssi Dimitriou (flutes), Luca Piovesan (accordion), Jean-Luc Plouvier (electronic keyboard), Eva Reiter (viola da gamba, Paetzold flute), Primož Sukič (electric guitar, mandolin, banjo)
Echelle 1:1 (company supported by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / DRAC Île-de-France and the Conseil Régional d’Île-de-France), in partnership with Ictus (ensemble supported by the European Commission, the Flemish Community – Vlaamse Overheid and Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommisie)
the Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès in the context of the New Settings programme
MC93 – Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis / Festival d’Automne à Paris, Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Wiener Festwochen, KunstenFestivalDesArts, Ensemble Ictus, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Le Quartz - Scène Nationale de Brest, Festival Musica. With the participation of DICREAM