Luciano Berio and Sebastien Roux
Live performance with headphones for 8 voices a cappella and electronics.
Luciano Berio precisely defined the genre he calls ‘theatre of the ear’, a type of performance where theatricality is generated internally through vocal expression: It is in the movements of the sung word, in the tension between vocal articulation and meaning, in the interaction between the most heterogeneous registers, in the relation between harmony and accompaniment, that the whole ‘theatre’ is found. There are no characters as such,let alone a plot or argument. The sentences themselves, the words and the voices, all amplified, are the real protagonists of the play. The language(s) is the whole narrative, from A to Z (Z = ‘Ronne’). It is theatre of the mind.
LUCIANO BERIO / SÉBASTIEN ROUX
artistic and stage director
choreographer and assistant director
Esther Rispens, Naomi Beeldens, Ellen Wils, Fabienne Seveillac, Andreas Halling, Arnout Leems, Tiemo Wang, Pascal Zurek
lights and scenography