Schnittke Parade - Le piano ambulant
As a family 2019-20
- Amphi de l’Opéra
- 1 hour
With Alfred Schnittke’s fascinating music and its usual dose of craziness, the Piano Ambulant company explores everyday community life, within a space of five square metres.
As in Communist Russia, where the inhabitants lived grouped together in communitarian apartments, a forced cohabitation can lead to comical situations. Especially when two sworn enemies have to share the same living quarters. When concentrated into a minimum number of square metres, human behaviours then create tragi-comic scenes.
A highly inventive musical show
Considered to be the leading figure of modern Soviet music, Alfred Schnittke composed ludic pieces, made up of juxtapositions and musical collages. Among the best-known are his “Sketches”, a mixture of varied aesthetics, rather like those communitarian apartments of the ex-U.S.S.R., in which dissimilar individuals lived together. Known for its theatrical fantasy and daring ear, the Piano Ambulant company has adopted this flamboyant score and enriched it impertinently. Directed by Claire Truche, the show examines our capacity to preserve an intimacy and an individuality, when a single thought-process dominates. At a time when everyone knows everything about their neighbours, without even knowing them, via social media for example, having a private life has become extremely complicated.
Collectif Le Piano Ambulant
Cello, bass guitar