IMMERSION

IMMERSION

Poetry of chaos”

When the noble, restrained piano meets the coarse disorder of a building site, quarry, …
When a subtle, fine melody dissolves into brutal, shapeless sounds and the grating of steel, stone, concrete,
When the artist is confronted with the chaos of the outside, when he seeks to transcend those first sounds, roughen their edges, disrupt them,

Poetry sets in all around…

INTRODUCING

© 2019

In progress / (may 2019)

Tour

Switzerland, …

“CHANTIER”

A performance within the unfinished

It’s 6 o’clock in the morning. It’s dark.

200 people equipped with hard hats are invited to enter a construction site.

At the heart of the construction site the viewer can now sit on a deckchair and put the headphones, audio this time, on these ears.

An unusual smell emanates from the site. A smell of gas, of heated metal. The scene is set.

It’s 6:15. The work lights are cut. The space is plunged into darkness.

The orchestra begins its performance. A unique piece lasting 45 minutes with no interruption.
A trax percussionist, crane harpist, pneumatic drill bass player, a flying vertical piano…

The sounds clash and coexist.
The mechanical beating of the cement mixer, the strident cries of the milling machine, the humming gravel in the troughs of excavators all create a tempo, a rhythm.
The piano melodies seep into the hubbub. It flies, somewhere, above the audience. It sways softly, gracefully.

At first the images are blurry, unreal.
Then, gently, the dawn touches this moment.
The building site instruments light up.
The image becomes ever more concrete, almost brutal.

Fragile, the trax throat drips rubble…
Cement, mud, ironwork, hammering, soldering, machinery…
A mechanical symphony, a captivating fugue, a cataclysm of images between dust and black varnish. A resounding commotion and a furious piano…

2 sharp notes, and then nothing.

It’s 7 o’clock. It’s light.

The audience members return their headsets, chairs, hard hats, and let the chaotic moment push aside their daily worries.

“Chantier”

playlist 2 extracts – total 25′ / duration integral performance: 45 ‘ (1 piece)
composed and interpreted by Alain Roche

in progess

in progess

in tour

&

production

Mischa Schlumberger maintenance | Christine Bitz production manager | Daniel Willi engineer’s office | Hyperson sound development

conception

Fernand Kummer piano mechanism | Cédric Berthoud hangs piano | Pierre Favre design chair

artistic performance

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    Duration

    45 minutes

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    Environment

    Outdoor

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    Time ``EN CHANTIER``

    Morning twilight

Weather

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    Rain

    Possible

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    temperature

    >10° <45°

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    Wind

    <72 Km/h

Timings

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    Preparation

    180′

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    Repetition

    60′

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    Clearing

    60′

provided by PIANO VERTICAL

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    Team

    7 people

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    Piano

    special vertical

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    Transport

    by road

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    Transport

    by fly

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    Tuning

    on site

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    Microphones

    all mic

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    Transmittet

    dmx light

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    Light

    piano inside

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    Power

    piano inside

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    Hangs

    accessories

+ Public Adress

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    Headphones

    200x

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    Processing

    for headphones

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    Control

    200x for headphones

provided by ORGANISER

Infrastructure

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    Site

    construction site

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    Crane

    Tower Crane

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    Deckchair

    200x

Sound

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    HF

    8 channels

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    Monitor

    In Ear Monitor

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    Mixer

    32IN 16OUT

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    Cable

    all cabling

Light

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    Spot

    Specific

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    Control

    Light control

Operator

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    Crane

    Crane operator