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18:00 – You are far from us, performance and installation by Anna Friz (CA)

This performative installation of recorded sounds mixed live on sixty mini radio-receptors takes as a starting point the myth (with radio origins) which predicted the possibility of a relationship between extraterrestrial and posthumous spirits. This belief is brought into relation with current radio content which bombards us with information on the number of dead there are at each moment in the world. Rather than reviving the dream of communicating with the invisible, Anna Friz proposes to embody and give voice to what may be lacking in our communication with the living. The almost inaudible sounds of breathing are placed in contrast with words, the accordion, the theremin, the harmonica, the radio and the telephone. With her installation, the artist captures moments of waiting, of intimate tension, to which she attempts to give a collective dimension.
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19:00 – Meeting point: Daily agenda and meetings with artists from the festival. This will be presented by Quentin Legrand and Kosten Koper
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20:00 – Tribute to Luc Ferrari, in collaboration with Brunhild Ferrari and Fabrizio Terranova
(more about Tribute to Luc Ferrari)


presentation by Brunhild Ferrari (1’50”) [download]

Tautologos III, 1969, 21’, interpreted by Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven (piano) and Vincent Roy (alto)


Tautologos (22’19”) [download]
During the summer of 2005, Luc Ferrari recorded an old score based on three instructions: 1) Each musician chooses a cycle composed of a sound object, of a duration and a silence and repeats it 2) In the organisation of cycles made by successive recordings, the encounters may incite the musicians to change their original motif. 3) There are none. The whole will be recorded several times in a row, in layers, and with the aid of tape containing the most ridiculous sounds possible, in order to increase the sonic mass of this piece for nothing. A bit more than a month after this experiment, Luc Ferrari died. This was his last performance.
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Almost nothing 4 – ‘The climb up the village’, 1990-1998, 16′
Memorized sounds, produced at post-billig studio.
“There has always been hesitation on my part before releasing a Presque rien. For instance, it took two years for the first one to come out of its hiding place. The fourth one took nine years of hesitation. But here it is. Maybe because it’s a true false Presque rien, where lies intermingle with reality. Climbing up an old Vintimille village.”
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21:00 – ‘La femme sans visage’ (The woman without a face), radio drama directed live by Clément Laloy (B)
Music: Christophe Piette. Voice: Roberta Miss, Nathalie Rjwesky, Regina Roher, Marie Bos
‘La femme sans visage’ (the woman without a face) is a dream. The characters have no face. They are no more than a voice, and the voices of the characters recite one same text, one same music, one same fantasy. The sensuality of the voices is strange because it refers to death. The listener is in a sort of half-sleep : he/she listens to the voices of the four actresses who share the text to make up but one character in four languages.
See Clément Laloy’s bio
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21:54 – Interview with Dinah Bird and Jean-Philippe Renoult
by Irvic D’Olivier

Interview with Dinah Bird et Jean-Philippe Renoult (5’19”) [download]

22:00 – ‘Radio Three and a Half’, performance by DinahBird (GB)


Radio Three and a Half (25’16”) [download]

Inspired by ‘Radio Naked’ by Cristof Migone, this performance presents itself as a meta-radio adrift in the international ocean of radio waves, a radio within a radio, composed of sound fragments, phantom voices, out of date current affairs, lost radio-hosts, microphones without hosts, scripts without endings, music without boundaries, and field recordings with no territory. This focus on radio and creative practises which are associated with it re-links to lost radiophonic instincts: the cut-up, automatic writing…
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22:30 – ‘My name is Propecia’, performance by Jean-Philippe Renoult (F)


My name is Propecia (37’47”) [download]

Starting from the idea of contamination as a poetic instrument and with the realisation that we are invaded by unwanted messages in our inboxes, Renoult collects the spam of which we are the victims as if by an ordinary, banalised contagion. From the poetic quality of their titles (prudish adore, slippery correlate, psychotic jersey cow, crystallize discourse, …) based on word associations worthy of the best surrealist Cadavres Exquis, these messages are capable of resisting anti-spam machines. They will be whispered and hummed by Valérie Vivancos and Dinahbird in order to melt progressively into hypnotic drones in a minimalist electronic sound piece.
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23:00 – ‘Narrative Half-Life’, performance by Jay Needham (USA)


Narrative Half-Life (38’54”) [download]

Needham composes a live docu-fiction based on recordings which are relative to the history of the development of the Hiroshima bomb in which his family participated, and of sounds recorded at the nuclear test-site today. The radio recordings of the period were made the day the bomb exploded, by the grandfather of the artist who also collected recordings of poems and jazz performed by the employees of the Manhattan project at the nuclear site. The toxicity can also be felt in the sounds of the desert wind, the train and the recycling station of debris that Needham recorded at site B, which is today abandoned and closed to the public.
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