Un temps bis

Premiere

A word that doesn’t mean performance or reading or concert must be invented to describe this unprecedented scene for the sovereign language of Beckett and the magnified sounds of Georges Aperghis, Franco Donatoni, and Helmut Lachenmann. Born from the meeting of the actress Valérie Dréville and the viola player Geneviève Strosser, the intrigue of Temps Bis centers on Aperghis’ furioso ritornellos and Beckett’s tiny prose, scores that are as vocal as they are pictorial, tireless combinations of words and glimpses. “When the eyes finally open themselves.” (Plafond), this scene reveals shared rhythms and living shadows. A time to shatter the soberness of writing with listening.

Un temps bis : Valérie Dréville, Georges Aperghis, Geneviève Strosser © Xavier Lambours pour T&M-Paris

Un temps bis : Valérie Dréville, Georges Aperghis, Geneviève Strosser © Xavier Lambours pour T&M-Paris

An instant composed by Georges Aperghis
Valérie Dréville actress
Geneviève Strosser viola
Lighting Daniel Lévy

Texts Samuel Beckett (excerpts from Bing, Mirlitonades, Pour en finir encore)

Music
For viola by Georges Aperghis Uhrwerk, Premiere
Franco Donatoni Ali
Helmut Lachenmann Toccatina

A T&M-Paris production. An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Comédie de Reims coproduction. With the support of the Théâtre de Gennevilliers. With the support of the SACD.