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La Symphonie Mécanique

Posted Date : 2016-07-14 3027

Time and Venue:
Dec 19, 2015 (Sat) 19:30
Dec 20, 2015 (Sun) 19:30
National Taichung Theater Outdoor Plaza
(No. 101, Section 2, Huilai Road, Xitun District, Taichung City)
Artist:
La Machine, France
François Delarozière, director
Mino Malan, composer
Taichung Philharmonic Orchestra

La Symphonie Mécanique
Time and Venue:

 Dec 19, 2015 (Sat) 19:30
  Dec 20, 2015 (Sun) 19:30

 National Taichung Theater Outdoor Plaza
(No. 101, Section 2, Huilai Road, Xitun District, Taichung City)

Artist:
La Machine, France
François Delarozière, director
Mino Malan, composer
Taichung Philharmonic Orchestra

Price: Free admission. Tickets to the special ticketed area must be collected in advance.
Artist Description:

François Delarozière, director

Building an object in movement means creating architecture that lives; movement is the very expression of life.

François Delarozière, a graduate of Marseille's School of Fine Arts, is the artistic director of the company La Machine, whose workshops are located in Nantes and Tournefeuille. From the onset, François Delarozière has been exploring the world of objects in movement and their theatricality, as well as redesigning carousels and participating in the development of urban projects.

As a set builder and creator of objects for street theatre, he both conceives and oversees the construction of large scale theatre-related machines. He has been doing so for over twenty years. Some of the most emblematic showpieces of these urban theatre performances include the Giant, the Rhinoceros, the Little Giant, the Giraffes, the Little Girl-Giant, the Great Elephant, and the Giant Spiders.

He creates fascinating carousels and they travel from town to town, turning heads—The Magic CarouselThe Beautiful CarouselAndrea's CarouselCarré Sénart Carousel and The Sea Worlds Carousel. He was also associate designer for the renovation of Le Channel theatre in Calais. He is, along with Pierre Orefice, the creator of Les Machines de l’Île in Nantes. With The Animals in the Square, he accompanied architect Alexandre Chemetoff in the renovation work of Napoleon Square in La Roche-Sur-Yon. Finally, he and his company continue to develop and create large­scale street productions in the great cities of the world.

 

La Machine, France

法國機械劇團 La Machine, France© Jordi Bover

The street theatre company La Machine was founded in 1999 and is directed by François Delarozière. It came into being through the collaboration of stage artists, technicians and designers working together to build atypical performance objects.

What is at the heart of the La Machine Company's artistic approach is movement—interpreted as a language, as a source of emotion. Through each of these living architectures, the cities of tomorrow are dreamed of, changing the way we look at those we live in today.

 

Taichung Philharmonic Orchestra

台中愛樂管絃樂團 Taichung Philharmonic Orchestra© Taichung Philharmonic Orchestra

The Taichung Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 2001 by conductor and composer Tang D Xiang. Over the past 14 years, the orchestra has been guided by the motto, "Play Music and Do Charitable Work," creating a platform for musicians to interact with one another, participate in concerts and lectures, and join forces in charitable work. The orchestra is recognized as one of the best philharmonic orchestras in Central and Southern Taiwan.

 
Violin
Chen-You HSU, Ping-Jen HSIEH, Rwei-Wen GAN, Yu-Jia WANG
Viola
I-Jou LIN
Cello
Pai-chia LEE, Tzu-Yu CHEN
Double Bass
Yu-Ting LIU
Clarinet
Shi-Han WANG
Trumpet
Ching-Yuan CHEN(Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra)
French Horn
Li-Chi YANG
Soprano Saxophone
Chun-Hung CHEN
Baritone Saxophone
Chun-Hung CHEN
Marimba
Kai-Lin FENG
Piano
Chin-Lan TSENG
Erhu
Chao-Yuan GUO
Zhonghu
Tzu-Yin CHEN
Guzheng
Chin-Hui YANG
Taiko
Huai-Wen HSU, Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Arts Troupe
Stage Operations
Yi-Wen TAI, Chih-Ming TAI, Dann-Shyang TARNG

Synopsis:
Fix your eyes on these strange machines that will surely thrill kids and adults alike!
Photo by Jordi-Bover© Jordi Bover















Peculiar machines in the plaza! No seats! This is not a concert where you simply sit and listen—you watch as much as you listen and surround yourself with the sounds of machinery. Are those sounds coming from the violinists, or is it from the contraption made up of eight guitars? Is that water vibrations competing with the trumpet that I hear? Who are the real musicians in La Symphonie Mécanique, the machines or the performers? In this laboratory of sounds, you are invited to walk about and examine up-close the symphony of machines and classical music, a feast for all your senses.

In coproduction with Le Channel (the Calais national stage), Lieux Publics (National Centre for Street Arts, Marseille), L’Usine (a subsidized place dedicated to street art, Tournefeuille), Le Parapluie (International Centre for Artistic Production, Aurillac)

With the support of the cities of Nantes and Tournefeuille, the General Council of the Loire Atlantique Region, Regional Directorates of Cultural Affairs of the Pays de la Loire region, the PACA and Midi-Pyrénées Regions, EDF Regional Delegation of the Pays de la Loire Region, Camac and Desevedavy music

 
























 
  • ▲ Duration: Approximately 100 minutes with no intermission
  • ▲ Please note that production effects include the use of fire, loud sound effects, and water spray.
  • ▲ Seating is not provided. There will be a special ticketed area (free admission) where audiences can watch and interact with the machines and musicians up close. A live broadcast will be streamed at the National Taichung Theater Outdoor Plaza.
  • ▲ Free tickets to the ticketed area will be made available for collection starting 12 noon on November 20 (Fri); while tickets last.
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