Saturday the 21th oh January 2017, from 2 pm to 6 pm
As part of Autres Mesures festival
"Music above all else," wrote Verlaine in The Art of Poetry in 1874. Poetry has often used the metaphor of music to define the distinctiveness of its relationship with language and the latter’s attempt to transcend the meaning barrier through rhythm and the interplay of sound. The advent of sound poetry has brought a gradual shift to this classical allegory, with the materiality of the voice, the plasticity of words and the dizzying possibilities of recording giving rise to myriad experiments. Is language just one sound among others? Or does its radical status set it at the outer limit of rhythm, the cry, noise and spoken discourse?
François Sarhan, Ô piano (O Piano), performed by Stéphane Ginsburgh, 15 min
Gilles Amalvi, Tes Chansons (Your Songs), 45 min
Frederic Rzewski, Dear Diary and Stop the war, performed by Stéphane Ginsburgh, 30 min
Jérôme Game, À travers (Through), 40 min
Frederic Rzewski, De Profundis , performed by Stéphane Ginsburgh, 35 min