"At first was the verb"
At first, certainly...
The text is dense, sometimes dark. The surrealism of didascalies makes them more
poetic than theatrical.
In front of this living matter, where grain(bead), thickness, porosity, elasticity, shine are
the essential characteristics of these sound sculptures, Frédéric Kahn, by throwing(planning) the stamp as a light, proposes an also very dense, rough electroacoustic music; short, acute(sharp), caustic scenes(stages) up to the blood or the hallucinatory mirage which seems to return the visual sound.
In the visual shutter(sector), Thomas Bart plays in front of these dense and compact materials(subjects) (text / music) of several manners: sometimes in agreement with the general thickness, sometimes in opposition. The material embellishes with images is extremely concrete, in the musical sense(direction) of the term.
So, between mysticism and provocation, the visual part(party) remain good just like the
room(part,play) of Arrabal: give a complex, strange and fascinating.
" At first was the verb " …
Creation : 2007/2011
Frédéric Kahn (music) and Thomas Bart (Images) on a text from Fernando Arrabal