Journal de Bord

(théâtre musical)

Journal de Bord est une coproduction de :
GMEM Centre National de Création Musicale
CÉSARÈ Centre National de Création Musicale
LA MUSE EN CIRCUIT Centre National de Création Musicale


Composer and sound artist Alessandro Bosetti presents an autobiographical work re-enacting his mother’s journal from a 1978 sailing trip from Gibraltar to the Canary Islands. This trip marks the beginning of her separation from the family.
The handwritten journal is divided in twenty chapters – one for each day of the navigation – it tells of dolphins, sudden storms, fliying fishes, and turns at the helm.

The composer traces the itinerary of the journal with his own voice by tracking the edge between song and spoken language and choosing the form of a lyrical monodrama strongly inspired by asian theater and radiophonic fiction.

He creates a work of musical theater intimate and ambitious at once,  which will be achieved between 2017 and 2018 accompanied by the executive production of the GMEM, Centre national de Création Musicale in Marseille.

On stage: a voice, two clarinets, guitar, percussions and real time electronics.  The audience is guided throughout an immersive sensory jurney within the text illustrated by a singular typographic work. Such experience is at once a travel itinerary, a factory of memories, and a site specific multi-interpretation intertwined with a  re-appropriated autobiographical account.

“There are those who fear to go to the source. / But the wealth begins / in the sea.”
“Mancher / Trägt Scheue, an die Quelle zu gehn / Es beginnet nämlich der Reichtum / Im Meere.”
(Friedrich Hölderlin / Andenken)


COMPOSITION, VOICE ENACTMENT AND ELECTRONICS Alessandro Bosetti
ELECTRIC GUITAR AND SHAMISEN Kenta Nagai
CLARINET Carol Robinson
PERCUSSIONS Alexandre Babel
TYPOGRAPHY Alaric Garnier
MUSICAL ASSITANCE Charles Bascou
LANGUAGE italian with animated typography and subtitles in french (or all possible translations according to the language spoken on site ).

Journal de Bord est une coproduction de :
GMEM Centre National de Création Musicale
CÉSARÈ Centre National de Création Musicale
LA MUSE EN CIRCUIT Centre National de Création Musicale

THANKS TO:
XinG – Bologna, Silvia Fanti, Olivier Vadrot, DANAE Milano, Anne James Chaton.
DURATION 1 h 10’

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