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25/11/2019 - 05/12/2019

e s p a _  , for 7 singer – performers, is centered on notions of space and movement in relation to sound.
This unamplified,  a capella  piece is conceived to reveal the acoustic specificities afforded by the architecture of a place. In other words, we explore how a musical composition can bring us to listen to a place.  
To this end, the singers not only interpret a musical score but also a choreographic score that guides their positions and movements. These precise scores activate modes of writing and processes that remain flexible enough to make them adaptable to every new concert space. There are therefore two main interests: adapting the piece to a specific space, and being curious about how this space is affected by the scores.
The piece was premiered in the radome of St-Nazaire, France, the 23th November 2018 as part of the Instants Fertiles festival organized by Athénor, Centre National de Création Musicale.
During this residency in q-o2, Yannick Guédon will work on the documentation of the piece, on a new version of the graphic score and on the adaptation of the piece for a solo version.

production | ensemble thymes
with the kind support of  
the town of Montpellier and the  Conseil Régional Occitanie – Fr
co-productions / residencies
Athénor, Centre National de Création Musicale, Saint-Nazaire – Fr
GMEA – Centre National de Création Musicale, Albi – Fr
le PAD, Angers / invitation by Cie  Nathalie Béasse – Fr
Césaré – Centre National de Création Musicale, Reims – Fr
L’Escaut, coopeerative of architects, Brussels – Be
La Ménagerie de Verre, Paris – in the frame of StudioLab – Fr
Centre National de la Danse, Pantin – Fr
Instants Fertiles  festival,  Athénor, Centre National de Création Musicale, Saint-Nazaire – 23th  November 2018
kind acknowledgements to
Thomas Bernardet, Grégory Édelein, Brigitte Hoornaert, Stéfan Piat

Hannah Ellul
Louise Vind Nielsen - Akkumulator
Marius Tarakdjioglou - Stone Waiting Hall

Q-O2 is supported by the Flemish Community, VGC and Creative Europe
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