Huihui Cheng: In-visible strings

Short Description / Kurzbeschreibung

In-visible strings
The string quartet is a classical ensemble with a rich repertoire. We have sought to extend its possibilities by offering it a new framework. The title of the piece, In-visible strings, has a double meaning. The notion of invisibility led us to isolate the gestures of the performers and to create common images between stage and screen to make the acoustic sound as “visible” as possible. Thus we chose the rope as the central and circular element, present and invisible, which propagates the sound and connects bodies and objects.

Interprets And Location / Interpreten und Ort

In-visible for string quartet and live electronic
String Quartet Camerata Ataremac
premier 2021, Lausanne, Switzerland

Short Biography / Kurze Biographie

Award-winning composer Huihui Cheng focuses on “theatrically extended composition”, discovering the optical shapes of music, giving sound a theatrical meaning. She collaborated with the ISMM research team at IRCAM (CoSiMa) and engineer Benjamin Matuszewski on participatory settings using the audience’s phones. She had residencies with GMEM, Marseille and SWR Experimental Studio Freiburg. The label Wergo published a portrait on her work in 2020.

Benjamin Mouly
Born in 1987 in Lyon (FR), Benjamin Mouly studied photography at the ENSP in Arles and contemporary art at the HEAD in Geneva. For 6 years, he has been collaborating with Les Filles du Calvaire gallery (Paris). His work has been exhibited in France and abroad at the occasion of solo shows, collective exhibitions and fairs. Since 2017, he is a member of the Vivarium – Atelier Artistique Mutualisé (Rennes). In 2019-2020 he has been an artist-member in residency at the Casa de Velázquez (Madrid).



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