Grame - Ministère de la Culture's order,
Musiques en Scène 2000 / Lyon cité sonore
Eglise du Bon Pasteur, Lyon, France, march 2000
Distributed through the twelve sonic points,
the six scores of « Paracelsica » recreate a « Sound
Sphere ». The spectators discover the meaning of the musical and
verbal composition along their wandering in the church.
In the two confessionals on the sides whisperings, inaudible from the
exterior, create two confidences scenes.
The Sound Architecture, akin a plastic hologram, is perceived from any
point of the church. « Paracelsica » reveals the infinite
and mysterious space that lives inside each of us. The text (written by
Catherine France Borrini) blends with the composed and sculpted sounds.
The verb becomes the echo of the music and the music the echo of the verb.
11th March 2000
Dominique Barthassat at the piano dialogues
with « PARACELSICA » and with Master Taïkan Jyoji (5th
Dan of Kyudo) during his ritual of preparation along the nave. The listening
and viewing of this performance induces a space near to meditation.
6th-10th March 2000
During this workshop Dominique Barthassat teaches his spatialised approach
to music to the students of the Ecole
Nationale des Beaux Arts de Lyon.
The elaboration of a modulable scenery offers the possibility to amplify
the perception's phenomenon.