Folie de Vincent has been performed in Brussels, Mar del Plata, Montréal and Weimar…
In parallel to two plays — Henri IV (1922) by Luigi Pirandello and Sulphur Sun (1983) by Philippe Marannes, the latter about Vincent Van Gogh — I tried to express various states of madness, as expressed through the characters: scream, revolt, delusion, escape, confusion… Technical means are limited and I used poor, stripped-down materials. Everything resides in the near-improvised musical gesture, felt in psychological identification to the various states of the characters. The musician becomes an actor.
Folie de Vincent — the incidental music for the play Sulphur Sun by Philippe Marannes — was realized in 1983 at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches in Ohain (Belgium), with sounds from the VCS3 analogue synthesizer by Electronic Music Studios (EMS), and premiered on January 13, 1984 at Stalker (Brussels, Belgium). The piece was commissioned by Philippe Marannes.
- January 13, 1984, Concert, Café-théâtre Stalker, Brussels (Belgium)
January 13, 1984Brussels (Belgium)
January 27, 2005Montréal (Québec)
November 11, 2005Brussels (Belgium)
November 4, 2011Weimar (Germany)
May 10, 2018Mar del Plata (Argentina)