Music for theatre


Ulysse 2015

Conception: Anne-Laure Walger-Mossière (2015)

Music - Jacopo Baboni Schilingi

Anne-Laure Walger-Mossière creates a free and burlesque adaptation, in grumelot, of Homer's Odyssey. Ulysses is a great and brave seaman but he has to face many obstacles (storms, the cyclops, Poseidon, Circe,Lotophages ...) on his return to Ithaca he gives his last fight to find back his wife, Penelope, who was waiting for him since long time before.

Ma vie sur les murs 2009

Conception: Anne-Laure Walger Mossiere (2009)

Music - Jacopo Baboni Schilingi

In an indefinite future, Claire is arrested for having torn up advertising posters. She denounces consumer society and she is part of an extremist militant organization. She is interviewed by a woman who appears to be the building caretaker, whose character remains ambiguous. Is this strange woman cruel or gentle? Is she linked to the administration or secretly revolted? And what about the young convict? Is she really passionate and involved in political morals or is she manipulated by a society exceeding her? The real reasons for the arrest will turn out step by step. The spiral of a mafia justice is set up and against the injustice, Claire has only one alternative: choose between a heroic life or a hopeful future much like a modern Antigone. An affectionate relationship made of violence and tenderness began to grow between the two women in an often-surprising sharp and poetic dialogue. This piece echoes of all the great movements of racial protest of the twentieth century, sometimes on a sarcastic tone but at the end brings light to certain truths of the world in which we currently live in. The writing is resolutely tinged by anticipation which brings the spectator to be torn between fiction and reality, prospects and present. As if playing with the future could tell us more about our present time...

 

 

 

 

Interdit au moins de 16 ans - 2006 - Switzerland

"Interdit au moins de 16 ans" (2006) (forbidden for under sixteen years old) is a show built around the painter Jean-Blaise Evéquoz, his erotic paintings and erotic poetry generator (Jean-Pierre Balpe), generative music (Jacopo Babobi-Schilingi).

Given in Sion (Switzerland) in June 2006.

 

…nographie 2001

Conceived by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi (music) and Jean-Pierre Balpe (texte)

Commissioned by Biennale de Poètes en Val de Marne (2001)

Two customers are at the « bar of poets ». A woman and a man read texts for themself.

Thus, music is a new approach to understand poetry. The meaningful texts allow those two characters to discuss with a satiric tone. Images from the out world are nearly intrusive in this muted bar. They are an introduction for other levels in this verbal exchange: between two different conceptions of image, between what is reading and image’s meaning, and between reality and poetry.

Syntax error ! 2000

Music spectacle conceived by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi

Commissioned by CICV Festival - 2000

A soloist (Nicholas Isherwood, bass voice) creates interferences starting from Jean Pierre Balpe's texts between the text that appears on a series of screen and the one that he pronounces. The singer becomes a character who changes personality in every moment following the texts he has to read. The orchestra (18 musicians) is spread out in the audience.

Trois mythologies et un poète aveugle 1997

Conception: Jacopo Baboni Schilingi and Jean-Pierre Balpe

Production : IRCAM 1997

Trois mythologies et un poète aveugle (in English « Three mythologies and a blind poet ») is a show given in 1997 at IRCAM (Paris). It is a real time dialogue between a poems automaton generator (realization: Jean-Pierre Balpe) and a musical automaton generator (realization: Jacopo Baboni Schilingi). This happening leans on three poem readers, a pianist, a percussionist and a soprano who worked starting from the proposals of both generators.