Francois Sarhan and SCENATET at SPOR festival 2015
Time: 21:00 - 09:00
Place: Åbne Scene, Godsbanen, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
SCENATET will premiere the piece Ephemère enchainé by the French composer François Sarhan at SPOR festival 2015.
Ephémère enchainé is a theatre concert, an installation, an opera, a night, a performance, an experience, a story, an Opera Mundi, a story of a life, a life of thousands of people, a combination of music, voice, video, performances, sound design, an overlay and a mix of everything together, a Teatro del Mondo, an attempt to find a unity through the chaos.
The night is divided in chapters where the musicians and the narrator are active. Between these chapters, interludes will allow the audience to wake up and take fresh air. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific topic, and illustrated with music, video and scenic action.
The stage will be centered in the room of an overwhelming scenography; Paper cuttings will be hanging in a way that makes them seem floating, which makes a ‘heimlich/unheimlich’ environment, with common things put in an uncommon context. Some of the materials are cut photocopies; others are transformed by addition of paint or deformation by non-realistic gluing and cutting: The audience is surrounded by loudspeakers and the musicians are loosely spread in the room.
The audience can lie down, sit or stand and are free to move and experience the sound in space. Each member of the audience is invited to listen, to rest, to watch, to meditate, to eat and drink, and to sleep again, leave the room and come back.
Performed by François Sarhan, narrator and ensemble SCENATET Jakob Bloch Jespersen, baritone / Signe Asmussen, soprano / Kirsten Riis-Jensen, violin /Andras Olsen, trombone / Stefan Baur, saxophone / Frederik Munk Larsen, guitar / Anders Bjerregaard, bass / Sven Micha Slot, piano / Mads Bendsen, percussion / Matias Seibæk, percussion / Peter Barnow, sound engineer / Frederik Eberhardt, light- and video technician
Supported by The Danish Conductors Association, Godsbanen – Åbne Scene, The Danish Arts Foundation – Performing arts and Fondation Banque Populaire
In collaboration with Centre national de création musicale and La Muse en Circuit