Saturday, September 17, 2022


                                                                         Musical detour of objects


"Ready-Made" is a concept I realized in 2015 at the Espace Senghor with the ensemble Besides, rather oriented on chamber music.  This concept was declined in another form with "Couture Sonore" in 2018, here, it is a version for solo piano that is proposed.

The idea is to take a particular look at the musical repertoire by selecting works that use an object or concept, apriori extra-musical, for a musical purpose.

This focus on the detour of objects is inspired both by artistic figures such as Marcel Duchamp (with his "ready-mades") or John Cage (for example the prepared pianos or "Child of Tree" for amplified plant objects) and at the same time by a desire for "poetic transgression.










Marcel Duchamp, Fountain 1917, replica 1964 © Succession Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2014


To take a banal, standardized object, almost invisible because of its use, and to put it under the spotlight by choosing an angle of view, an unplanned use, is in a way to elevate it to the rank of an object, an artistic tool, to give it that little something unique that gives it access to wonderment.

To marvel at a ray of sunlight through a dewdrop as at the meeting of a nail and a piano.

Works :

  • Rewind, excerpt from Pictogrammes, Jean-Luc Fafchamps
  • Partita Ritardata, for piano and electronic, Paul Pankert (premiere)
  • Das Wohlpreparierte Klavier, excerpt, for piano and ring modulator, Paul Craenen
  • Artificial Environment N°8, for piano and tape, Joanna Baillie
  • Tap, pour piano, Jean-Luc Fafchamps
  • Songe d’une Métamorphose (…ou comment entrer dans la poche de mon pianiste) for piano and music boxes, Apolline Jesupret (premiere)
  • Nothing Is Real (Strawberry Fields), for piano and amplified teapot, Alvin Lucier
  • Série Noire, for piano and tape, Pierre Jodlowski


Membre (s)
10.00 €
Prix réduit:
12.00 €
Chaussée de Wavre, 366