Dormir, aujourd’hui has been performed in Brussels, Lisbon and Montréal…
— Do you know the white-throated sparrow?
— Not at all? Me neither.
— It is a migratory bird that does not sleep during its migration periods.
— Sometimes, I too do not get enough sleep and work too much to the point of not knowing my name anymore. How about you?
— Today, sleeping is a project, a form of resistance, a desertion. To deny the highway of existence through sleep.
I advocate decline and, consequently, sleep for everyone. Wouldn’t we be happier if we were better rested? This work is a short manifesto for working less and sleeping more. I put it here, without giving it much hope.
[English translation: François Couture, iii-19]
Dormir, aujourd’hui [Sleep, Today] was realized in 2018 at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches in Ohain (Belgium) and was premiered on October 28, 2018, during the Espace du son festival at Théâtre Marni in Brussels (Belgium). It was commissioned by Musiques & Recherches. Thanks to Laurent Plumhans for his text Le bruant, Yannick De Coster for his voice, and Joachim Glaude for his sound recordings.
- October 28, 2018, L’Espace du son 2018: Concert d’œuvres réalisées dans les studios Métamorphoses d’Orphée, Théâtre Marni, Brussels (Belgium)
October 28, 2018Brussels (Belgium)
November 16, 2018Lisbon (Portugal)
May 1, 2019Montréal (Québec)
|April 30, 2019||Sophie Delafontaine / Laurent Plumhans, Dormir, aujourd’hui (2018)||Pulsar / CISM (Canada)|
|July 27, 2019||Sophie Delafontaine / Laurent Plumhans, Dormir, aujourd’hui (2018)||The Moderns #64 / Radio Regent (Canada)|