Inspired by the writings of transcendental philosopher Henry David Thoreau and the two years he spent living by Walden Pond, RE: Walden melds theater, music, live performance, and large-scale video projection. Images from Walden Pond overlap with sound and text in an integrated experience that joins an intricate automated orchestra playing with the live piano score, a single performer, and interactive video. Using voice and movement, the performer influences, triggers, and interacts with the complex web of sonic and visual elements at play to create a multi-layered interpretation of Thoreau’s revolutionary musings of Walden Pond. Directed by Jean-François Peyret, this project brings together a stellar group of collaborative artists, many of whom have never been presented in the United States.
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Director: Jean-François Peyret
Composer: Alexandros Markeas
Electro-Acoustic Setup: Thierry Coduys
Video: Pierre Nouvel
Performer: Sophie Leleu
Voice: Jos Houben
LIMSI-CNRS coproduction: tf2 compagnie Jean-François Peyret - Le Fresnoy Studio national des arts contemporains - avec le soutien de l'EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) du Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, du Théâtre Paris-Villette, du manège.mons/CECN, de NUMEDIEART, du LIMSI-CNRS et des AJN (Ateliers Jean Nouvel), ESAM (Caen), FIJAD (ERAC). Avec l'aide du DICRéAM et de la DRAC Ile de France.
RE: Walden was supported via a production residency at EMPAC made possible with the support of Etant donnés: The French-American Fund for the Performing Arts, a program of FACE.