One night in June, 1816, on the shores of Lake Geneva, suffering from boredom and a horrible summer—the climate was altered by the eruption of an Indonesian volcano—Mary Shelley imagined a horror story. At the age of 19, she gave birth to Victor Frankenstein and his hideous creature who frees himself of his creator. In January 2018, on the shores of the same lake, Jean-François Peyret created a similar situation bringing together actors, a musician, a computer scientist to dream of phantoms, of learning language, emotions, and musical syntax. A matter of deep learning and of “total surrender” in which the composer Daniele Ghisi takes part.
based on FRANKENSTEIN or LE PROMÉTHÉE MODERNE by MARY SHELLEY Premiere 2018
Jean-François Peyret conception
Daniele Ghisi music, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou
Nicky Rieti set design
Bruno Goubert lighting
Julie Valero dramaturgical collaboration
Solwen Duée assistant director
Robin Meier IRCAM computer music design
Maïlys Leung-Cheng Soo & Nicky Rieti costumes
With Jeanne Balibar, Jacques Bonnaffé, Victor Lenoble, Joël Maillard
In connection with the exhibition "Coder le monde" at the Centre Pompidou.
Encounter on La fabrique des monstres
Friday, May 18, 2-4pm
Collège de France, salle 5
With François Ansermet, Frédéric Worms, Hélène Delprat, Frank Madlener, Anne-Laure Boch, Ada Ackerman (to be confirmed), and Jean-François Peyret.
Free entry, limited seats available.
The distinctiveness of Jean-François Peyret (b. 1945) can be found in his work with literary, philosophical, or scientific texts while imagining a “theater of the scientific era” (Brecht). On stage...