encyclopédie de la parole

Photo: Hervé Véronèse

Chorale (Japanese version)

Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Atrium

2.13 Thu 16:00
2.14 Fri 16:00

Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Hall Buffet

2.13 Thu 19:30
2.14 Fri 19:30

Admission free, reservation not required

A poetic, transformative, and living ode to the diversity of oral forms — “La chorale de l’Encyclopédie de la parole” (The choir of the Encyclopedia of speech) will perform a repertory composed of documents from the sound corpus of the “l’Encyclopédie de la parole”. During the recital, the synchronic multiplication of the voice highlights the formal structures of the chosen extracts and creates a spoken, vocal ensemble. During TPAM, for the first time ever, a Japanese version of the choir will be created with the complicity of some of the actors of Seinendan, following a creative workshop.

Languages: Japanese, English and French

Conception: Encyclopédie de la parole
Stage direction: Joris Lacoste
Musical direction: Nicolas Rollet
Performers: Ayumi Awaya, Taichi Ishimatsu, Kazuki Kushio, Emika Kuroki, Haruka Saito, Ayako TERAUCHI BESSON, Shoko Fujimatsu, Minori Matsui, Mana Yumii, Kozue Yokochi, Sojin Lee

Produced by: Échelle 1:1
Organized by: Institut français du Japon – Yokohama, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2014 Executive committee.
Co-produced by: Théâtre de Gennevilliers – Centre dramatique national de création contemporaine, Komaba Agora theater – Agora Planning ltd., in the frame of the platform « Jeune scène 2014 – International theatrical exchange project Seinendan, Théâtre de Gennevilliers and Komaba Agora theater, in collaboration with Institut français du Japon »
With the help of: Institut français – Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes Théâtre Export program
Échelle 1:1 is subsidised by Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / DRAC Ile-de-France and receives the help of ONDA for its performances in France and of Institut Français for its international projects.

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Encyclopédie de la parole / Joris Lacoste


L’Encyclopédie de la parole / Joris Lacoste

A collective project initiated in 2007 by Joris Lacoste with poets, actors, artists, ethnographers, musicians, curators, stage directors, dramaturges, choreographers and radio producers that is dedicated to amassing and indexing speech recordings of all phenomena attached to language such as rhythm, harmony, compression, emphasis, spacing, melody, repetition, residue, saturation, timbre etc., which constitutes the “Encyclopédie.” Starting from these recordings, the “Encyclopédie” creates listening sessions, sound installations, performances, conferences and a game that are produced and are presented during public performances.