Harawi, Song of Love and Death

Harawi, Song of Love and Death

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Song cycle for Soprano and Piano, 1946
Poem and Music Olivier Messiaen

Musica Festival Strasbourg, September 2013
Opéra Comique Paris, April  2013

CAST
Karen Vourc’h (Soprano) / Vanessa Wagner (Piano)
Installation, Jean-Philippe Clarac & Olivier Deloeuil
Set and lighting design, Rick Martin
Costumes, Thibaut Welchlin
Choreography, Lodie Kardouss

PRODUCTION
Clarac-Deloeuil > le lab. In collaboration with Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine and Centre National de la Danse Rhône-Alpes

ABOUT
Definitely not a strict stand-and-sing recital, our production of Harawi immerges the audience in a colourful and dreamlike atmosphere. French composer Olivier Messiaen explained that he perceived colours when he heard certain musical chords (a phenomenon known as synaesthesia). Combinations of these colours are at the core of Harawi. Thanks to a computerized system of digital lighting, our Installation recreates this very unique sound-colour relationship. All the colour changes and rythmic variations are driven by the musical performance of soprano Karen Vourc’h and pianist Vanessa Wagner.
This production offers a deep insight into Messiaen’s surrealist poetry, as well as a modern-day rendition of Peruvian folk songs and of the Tristan and Isolde well-known legend.

Contact:  info@clarac-deloeuil.fr

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