In residence: HYOID & Joris Lacoste

Theatre of the ear: live performance with headphones, for 8 voices a cappella and electronics.

Luciano Berio wrote two versions of ‘A-Ronne’. The first for five actors and the second for 8 voices. Joris Lacoste offers a new version of the latter in a contemporary and electronic listening format.

Conceived as a kind of musical documentary on a poem by Edoardo Sanguineti, this piece of music mixes fragments and allusions to numerous other texts: translations of the Bible, Dante’s ‘Divina Commedia’, Goethe’s ‘Faust’, ‘The Communist Manifesto’ by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, and snippets of text by Roland Barthes.