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Fête de la musique: Apollinaire Solstice

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Piece for 2 voices, sound machines, blasts of air and tethered balloon by Philippe Pigeard, musician and author.

Echoing the exhibition Apollinaire, the vision of the poet, Philippe Pigeard will present Apollinaire Solstice at the Orangerie on 21 June.
This is the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, a time of overexposure.

A sound odyssey in the dream of an era that invented modern art, as well as the First World War, Apollinaire Solstice takes the audience on an imaginary trip on which they encounter Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Jacques Vaché and Arthur Cravan among others –with Apollinaire as the guide. You will recognise him on the landing stage holding the sign "Everything, terribly".
A collection of archives and micro-fictions, of clues and watchwords, arranged in an electro-acoustic structure, enhanced on the evening itself with sound machines, blasts of air and tethered balloons.  

Philippe Pigeard: "In order to summon the spirits of the age, in a crazy bid to retrace the path of the artworks, to find the sources of inspiration that preceded them, I have taken samples from dozens of written, filmed and sound documents, ranging from periodicals to the magazines of the avant-garde, catalogues from Saint-Etienne’s weapons and cycles factory, newsreels, radio accounts…"