Concept, creation, performance : Claudine Simon ; Sound  : Laurent Sassi ;  Scenography : Rudy Decelière ; outside view : Pau Simon ; Piano luthery : Thomas Garcin ; Stage and general management : Théo Vacheron

Creation at Musica Festival – 28-29 September 2023 – Strasbourg

Anatomia is a piano recital and an exhibition. Franz Liszt’s Funérailles, a virtuoso romantic piece composed in memory of three friends who died during the Hungarian revolution of 1848, is performed. Then the world-instrument opens up, as if to give us a better view of the music through it. In the darkness of a concert hall that has become an anatomical theatre, we witness a surreal scene. The piano is dissected, deconstructed, dismembered. Still resonating, its organs suspended in space seem endowed with life. In the manner of science fiction, we have shrunk to penetrate the labyrinths of the instrument, while our listening has widened and melted into the details of the sound painting.

AURIS ⌊ sound and stage productions ⌉

Prize-winning project of “Mondes Nouveaux” DGCA – Ministry of Culture; of the Beaumarchais-SACD foundation, la Maison de la Musique Contemporaine

Co-production : Espace Malraux Scène Nationale Chambéry ; ici l’onde Dijon – DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes ; Support and residency: GMEM-CNCM Marseille, Why Note ici l’onde, Espace Malraux Scène Nationale Chambéry, Scène Nationale d’Orléans, Opéra underground, Pianos Baruth.

Photos © Rudy Decelière