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Mon, 17 Jan


Gele Zaal, deSingel, Antwerpen

Musical Theater, Chuchotements burlesques

Show | Round table with artists | Lecture

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Musical Theater, Chuchotements burlesques
Musical Theater, Chuchotements burlesques

Time & Location

17 Jan 2022, 17:30 – 21:30

Gele Zaal, deSingel, Antwerpen, Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium


About the event

This event has a focus on notation, gesture and new technology in the composition of interdisciplinary works. Through this event that consists of the premiere of a musical theater for an actor, three musicians and electronics, as well as two lectures and a round-table, we will attempt to study the notational strategies and motion capture that are brought forward with new technologies.

Today, we are able to engage all our senses deeply in the perception of our environment that figures in music, sound and image. Thus the relationship between concept, notation, repetition and work was radically redefined; resulting in the draft processes themselves becoming autonomous artworks. Digital technologies have given rise to new forms of expressivity, allowing art and science to enter into a symbiotic relationship, hence an erosion of the conventional boundaries between different branches of art. Nowadays artists navigate flexibly between music and theatre, video and dance, in order to express more complex ideas. The logical manifestation of this is closer collaboration between artists; hence, there is a real and practical need for a lingua franca between artistic disciplines such as music, theatre, dance, as well as performances, installations and digital art. New technologies may contribute to the notation, representation and/or visualisation of movements, music and sound, for purposes that may include (but not limited to) music composition, performance, representation, transcription, analysis and pedagogy. It will bring together perspectives from the performer, actor or choreographer to the composer, from the art historian to the musicologist, from the video artist to the sound designer.

One of the main objectives of this event is to create a platform of exchange for theoretical reflections and empirical attempts. The specialised musicians of the Antwerp based ensemble, HERMES, will feature the premiere of the new version of a transdisciplinary work, entitled Chuchotements burlesques.

Later on February 24, 2022 we will present the event in Nice/France within Manca Season.

A production of



Alireza Farhang


Bruno Boulzaguet

Musical team

Elliott Harison (percussion)

Wim Pelgrims (percussion)  Anthony Millet (accordion)  Bruno Boulzaguet (actor, scenography and direction)

Musical Publisher


In collaboration with

Centre Henri Pousseur

© Editions Gallimard


  • 30 minutes

    Lecture by Pieter Maes

    Gele Zaal

  • 30 minutes

    Lecture by Diemo Schwarz

    Gele Zaal
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