Day by day program / June, 2011



Luna Park

See without being seen... this is the dramatic motor of Luna Park. The four separate players have no contact with each other except through "circuits": microphones, surveillance cameras, screens, loudspeakers.

The real world and the virtual world overlap, creating fertile misunderstandings, worrying or burlesque. The system is like a contemporary disguise that visually belongs to an alterpiece with two vertical figures framing two horizontal figures, a percussionist and a tirelessly enumerating "scribe".

Proximity and irreparable distance take turns between the actors, creating wholly unpredictable visual and sonorous situations. Eleven years after his work Machinations, Georges Aperghis has found his accomplice, the author François Régnault, again. For the first time, Aperghis uses synthesized voices and motion sensors while the infinite springs of the video assist the actors’ mobility. They each become microphones and cameras in this crazy and fun production of multiplicity.

  • Georges Aperghis Luna Park, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou and the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music, premiere

Music and Production Georges Aperghis | Set and Lighting Installations Daniel Lévy | Texts Georges Aperghis & François Regnault | IRCAM Computer Music Design Grégory Beller | Artistic Production Collaborator Émilie Morin | Video Development Yann Philippe | With Richard Dubelski, Eva Furrer, Johanne Saunier, Michael Schmid

An IRCAM/Centre Pompidou production

Associated Events

France Musique

France Musique live from IRCAM
Wednesday, June 8 at 8pm, special evening live from IRCAM open to the public
A live broadcast of Luna Park by Georges Aperghis will be followed by a live radio show by Arnaud Merlin with G. Aperghis, Grégory Beller, Myriam Gourfink, and the director of IRCAM Frank Madlener.
Free entry, limited seating available
The performance can be seen as of June 14 on Arte Live Web

Images of a Work #13: Luna Park by Georges Aperghis
Screening followed by a meeting with the composer
Wednesday, June 8, 7pm, IRCAM, Igor Stravinsky room | Free entry

Encounters at the BPI: Creation of a Work with Georges Aperghis
Interview with Nicolas Donin, musicologist at IRCAM
At the end of Aperghis’ long period of work in IRCAM’s labs for his new performance Luna Park, the Bpi offers a chance to the public to meet the composer in their Creation of a Work series.
Friday, June 10, 7pm, Centre Pompidou, petite salle | Free entry

Photo: © Daniel Lévy

From Wednesday, 8 to Friday, June 10, 2011, IRCAM, Espace de projection

  • Ticket Prices full price 18€ discount 14€ Agora pass 10€
  • Visit IRCAM + Performance 19€, only on Friday, June 10 (guided tour at 5:30pm, meeting with the composer at 7pm and performance at 8:30pm): reservations online with the Seine Saint Denis tourist office.
  • Times June 8, 8pm | June 9 & 10, 8:30pm