Work in progress at Châtellerault
December 2019, Vincent Afchain et Maïa Commère were together at Clément Janequin Conservatory with les 3T-Scène conventionnée de Châtellerault.
First experimentations in public !
A sonotrip in Arles for Les Suds festival, listening to Djamila Lebdiri on july 13th, 2:30 pm , in the shade of yellow arcades, for a musical nap. She explores the art of improvisation and as a oudist, the maqâm, a musical system and its applications to the generative grammar of the arbian-turkish musical thinking.
The summer has not yet to be started but the VibratO’s tour was already like that : hot temperature, a lot of smiles, some adventures with a rented truck (which has been repaired two times on the road), some ristretti, pasta, roasted vegetables,
a lot of meetings with new people, but also with people that we wanted to see again. All of these things can be resumed in one word :
Happiness (but we are also a little bit tired of course !!).
Gap – Festival Tous dehors, enfin !- Many thanks to all the team of the Théâtre de la Passerelle
Before leaving, we had already begun to talk about futures projects that we could possibly do together. To be continued… And thank to Air Libre for the videos.
Bauden – The Boun’estival – a place with a lot of kind people in the middle of Verdon; with this group of « Plancher des chèvres ».
Congratulation for all of these good vibes and this simplicity of welcoming people.
We have really enjoyed our three days off there, being close to the lake was very nice !! Perfect !!
Pennabilli – Artisti in Piazza – Le Kiosque had never ever before welcomed so many groups of music.
Claire and Thomas of the Chant des Pavillons had found a lot of friend’s faces.
The others fell so in love that they already want to come back again. Big thank to Loredana and David because without
them, the Kiosque would not have found its italian certification.
Early days of the future creation to come in 2020,
The Short Story was at la Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in october 2018.
Vincent Afchain and Maïa Commère began to write, to collect recording machines, to experiment to perfect their duo.
Jérôme Bouvet will join the team in september 2019.
30 seconds in NYC subway GRAND CENTRAL station. Crowd noise punctuated by a traffic flow manager speaking in his megaphone and the cover of a Soul music hit.
Our hosts : Festival des cinq continents, April 4 to 6, 2019 / New York University
We spent a month at Espace Mendès France in Poitiers, greeted by le Lieu Multiple.
Tests, writings, drawings, discussions and music…
Back in pictures : hearing experiments and vibration operations.
Lieu Multiple – Pôle de Création Numérique de l’Espace Mendès France, Poitiers / Lieux Publics – Centre national de création en espace public, Marseille / Théâtre de l’Agora – Scène Nationale d’Évry et de l’Essonne, Le Parapluie – Centre International de Création Artistique, Aurillac / Le Fourneau – Centre National des Arts de la Rue et de l’Espace Public, Brest / Le Boulon – Centre National des Arts de la Rue et de l’Espace Public, Vieux-Condé.
Le projet bénéficie du soutien de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, de l’Union Européenne dans le cadre du programme FEDER et du Ministère de la Culture – DRAC / Nouvelle-Aquitaine.
Projet réalisé avec le concours financier du Département de l’Essonne.
Aide à l’écriture :
Le Citron Jaune – Centre National des Arts de la Rue et de l’Espace Public, Port Saint Louis du Rhône / Sur le Pont – Centre National des Arts de la Rue et de l’Espace Public en Nouvelle-Aquitaine, La Rochelle / Animakt – Lieu de Fabrique pour les Arts de la Rue, Saulx-lès-Chartreux / REZOrue – Arts et Espaces Publics, Cherveux.
We had the opportunity and the pleasure to involve this year again a team of teachers-researchers and two students in the project with our instruments.
While the first works of François Gautier and his students in Le Mans were focused on the “Bridge – bascule bridge – membrane” system, Jean-Christophe Valière and his students of ENSIP were working on the transfer function of the Stroh instruments’ horns. A digital modelling has been realised to compare the theoretical principle and the measurements. The results were very similar!
This work also enables to compare the versions 1 and 2 of the “resonator – horn” system of the Stroh-bass. We could hear the result was audible to the human ears, but we have now a benchmark in anechoic chamber: the intensity level gain of the second version of the Stroh-bass is from 5 to 7 dB in the playing frequencies and a significant increase of nearly one octave in low frequency.
A big hand for Laurent Cadilhac, Robert Kieffer and Christophe Boutin for their work on this new Stroh-bass version,
and many thanks to all the PPrime Laboratory and ENSIP team members and students that took part to this project.
Jérôme Bouvet told us about Sylvain Lafortune, this meeting was one of the first one that we imagined as part of the Stroh Project. That has now been allowed. In March, the Strohband spent two wonderful moments in the streets of Poitiers together with Sylvain Lafortune. This dancer/choreographer/teacher was invited by the CESMD (Centre for Advanced Study of Music and Dance) of Poitiers for a two-day training course about « porté » in dance. He has been developing a technique, which enable every dancer to lift or to be lifted smoothly. More details on his website.
After his workshops, Sylvain joined us for an unexpected moment with Le Chant des Pavillons. The night after was full of exchanges about the Stroh project. The idea of a possible collaboration with Sylvain started to rise in our mind…
The day after, Sylvain met us again with some members of his trainee-team that experienced with us (and our instruments) a walk in the streets of Poitiers. Occasionally, they let themselves dancing to the sound of our Stroh instruments. Many thanks to them and Sylvain for having shared these moments with us…