15.06.2015. / 20:00h / ZKM

Franck Vigroux (FR)

Aucun Lieu, between opera-video, and concert-choreography, sucks us into a space altogether sonic, visual and choreographic where the stage itself becomes volume in pulsation, stretching out and pulling in, expanding and contracting, on the surface and in depth.

The stage is an infinity in which the different materials presented cause us to question the perception of our own senses. Between noise, drone and minimalism, the music of Franck Vigroux plays (live on stage) with micro variations, strengths of timbre and distortion effects with a spatialisation that disorientates one's ears. Added to this mix is his voice, transformed and mutated.

Like a dialogue with himself in a litany verging on the absurd. Two poems have inspired the show I dreamed of my genesis by Dylan Thomas and Heiner Müller’s Ulysses. Two troubled crossings over the soul and the flesh; a dawning at the end of the night. Within the sonic writing merges the choreographic writing of Myriam Gourfink, which focuses on slowness, and the videos of Kurt d'Haeseeler, in which the images are stretched to the extreme. Aucun Lieu, No Place, in reference to Thomas Moore’s “utopia”, or the land that does not exist.

Myriam Gourfink

The respiratory techniques of yoga are at the source of Myriam Gourfink’s endeavors. The idea is to seek after the inner urge that leads to movement. Guided by breath, the organization of bases of support is extremely exact, while the consciousness of space is shaky. The dance becomes slow, tedious within continuous time. This knowledge of movement and space makes possible the conception of choreographies without studio rehearsal. Thanks to what it suggests of a dance situation, there is no need to move in order to feel dance: the senses and the intellect reconstitute it. As musicians too, she uses a symbolic writing system to compose the geometrical universe and poetic evolution of dance. Having studied Labanotation with Jacqueline Challet Haas, she undertook a quest, using this system as a point of departure, for the formalizing of her own compositional language.

A leading figure in choreographic research in France, but also the guest of numerous international festivals (springdance in New York City, the Künsten Arts festival in Brussels, the Festival de la Bâtie in Geneva, the Danças Na Cidade festival in Lisbon etc.), Myriam Gourfink was artist in residence at the IRCAM in 2004-2005 and at the national Fresnoy-studio for contemporary arts in 2005-2006, Myriam Gourfink has since january 2008 been director of the Center for Choreographic Research and Composition (CRCC) at the Royaumont Foundation.

Each choreography encourages the performer to be conscious of his acts and of whatever passes through him. The scores activate his participation: he makes choices, carries out operations, confronts the unexpected within the written text, to which he responds instantly. For certain projects, the scores include computer programs for the scrambling and real-time re-generation of the pre-written composition: the program runs the score in its entirety and generates millions of possible compositional sequences. The performer, via captor systems, guides the process of modification of the choreographic score, which they read on LCD screens. The computer setup is thus at the core of the space-time relationship. As the piece proceeds, it makes possible the structuring of as yet untried contexts.

Franck Vigroux

A composer and improviser, Franck Vigroux lives in a universe where noise, improvisation, electroacoustic, industrial, hörspiel, and contemporary music meet. On stage he can play many different roles: guitar player, turntablist, revox manipulator, electronic performer. He also directed numerous videos, such as Dust (30') in 2007.
Franck Vigroux performs solo or regularly collaborates for live acts with Mika Vainio, Transistor (with Ben Miller), Reinhold Friedl he also collaborated with Kasper Toeplitz, Elliott Sharp, Zeena Parkins, Joey Baron, Bruno Chevillon, Marc Ducret, Push the triangle, Kenji Siratori, Ars Nova ensemble instrumental, performs with video artists Antoine Schmitt (with Tempest), Kurt d'Haeseleer (with Aucun lieu), Philippe Fontes (with Police).
Since 2000 he repeatedly performed in the United States, in Europe and in Japan either in festivals or in clubs. In 2003, he founded his own label D'Autres Cordes records, some albums are also published by others labels such as Signature Radio France and Hypermodern (Japan).
In 2008 he founded the Compagny D'autres cordes dedicated to performing arts:
2009 Septembres by Philippe Malone directed by Michel Simonot,
2010 Broken Circles for ten musicians interpreted by Ars Nova ensemble instrumental, conducted by Philippe Nahon,
2011 Un Sang d'Encre with Marc Ducret texts by F.Kafka
2010 Nous autres? - for 2 dancer and 1 electronic musician and interactive video installation,
2012 Camera piece for Timpani, Piano, electronics, doublebass, guitar, tape.
2013 Aucun Lieu a piece for 1 dancer 1 musician, video installation.
In 2011 he composed D503 inspired from the novel Us (Eugene Zamiatine) a piece for Radio France ACR which runs for Prix Italia 2011. He has been comissioned for electroacoustic composition or live electronics acts by Radio France and GRM (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013).
Villa Médicis hors les murs 2009 (New York)
Nominee Best Album and best track Qwartz electronic music awards 2011
Nominee best video music Qwartz 2008
Nominee Prix Italia 2011 (2nd in music composition).

Azusa Takeuchi

Dancer Born in 1985 in Japan. After graduating from the University of NIHON Arts, she moved to France in connection with a grant from the Japanese Government for the Artists in 2008. She began working as a trainee at the Forest Beats Company and the CDC - Toulouse (2010-2012); currently she works as a dancer and choreographer in Toulouse. She has performed in the works by Christian Rizzo, Franck Chartier (Peeping Tom), Rita Cioffi, Yuta Ishikawa etc. She also dances and creates her own pieces White 2010, Kami 2011, 26.5 2011. She won the Masdanza Award at Yokohama Dance Collection EX 2011 in Japan. She was selected as a finalist in Masdanza 16 of the Canary Islands in 2011 and the Toyota Choreography Award 2012.


Kurt D’Haeseleer - Visual artist, videographer

As a video artist, he is a member of the "De Filmfabriek" artist collective.  He has authored a number of short films and video installations including "File", "fossilization" and "S * CKMYP" presented at international exhibitions and festivals (Rotterdam, Tokyo, Montreal, Paris, Berlin ...)
In collaboration with Peter Missoten, he directed the video for multimedia operas The woman Who Walked into Doors and The Flying Dutchman by Guy Cassiers and participated in the creation of video projections for "Haroen the sea of Stories" for Ro Theatre.
With Georges Aperghis and Ictus, he participated in "Landscape under Surveillance" and "Storm Warning" for the Lille Opera. He recently created the fourth part of the project "Erase- (ex)" with Johanne Saunier and Jim Clayburgh and a video for "Tristan und Isolde" by Yannis Kokkos at the Monnaie (Brussels).

In 2007, he directed the video for the show  Kod for the Kunstfestival and  Gurrelieder  for the Opera de la Monnaie.
Since 2010 he is the Artistic Director of Werktank (a structure for the promotion of new and old media) and is responsible for the video design Ring  by Wagner and Daniel Guy Cassiers’ Bairenbaum at La Scala in Milan and the Staatsoper Berlin.
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