– Le paradis rouge in Lab30 –

Was playing “Le paradis rouge et l’oiseau impossible” in Augsburg on the 28th november 2016 in the little theater!

SA, 29.10. 20.15 UHR UND 22.15 UHR
In ihrer Performance bringt die Künstlerin Aude François zwei handgemachte Theremine zum Klingen. Das Besondere an diesen elektronischen Musikinstrumenten: Sie werden ohne Berührung gespielt. Die Töne und Signale werden ergänzt durch eine Spieluhr, eine Zither, ein MIDI-Keyboard und ein iPad-Klavier. Die Projektionen dazu entstehen live auf einem Tageslichtprojektor. Mit alten Fotografien, Farben und Tinte spüren sie der Lebensgeschichte der Großmutter nach und lassen eine berührende, narrative Klangcollage entstehen.



“Le paradis rouge et l’oiseau impossible” is a semi-improvised audio-visual performance that links the movements of the performer to the sound via two handmade theremin instruments. The action of the performer creates electrical field variations depending on the distance and the contact to the two antennas. The circuits are handmade and designed for low-energy use. This single antenna theremin consist of two oscillators, one in constant vibration and the other driven by the capacitance between the antenna and the performer – or the antenna and the environment. The difference between the frequencies of the oscillations gives some audible signal, that, once filtered and plugged into the main patch, provides the unique sound.
The stage is filled with a collection of sound objects, picked up with piezo microphones combined with dedicated preamps. A music box, a zither, two theremins, a midi keyboard and an ipad piano are played during the improvisation, and recomposed by layers of sound effects, activated via the sound software. No sound samples are pre-recorded, all the process is achieved in real time with direct sound feedbacks. The soundscape is poetic and fragmented of errors and uncontrolled sonic accidents.

Performance, concept and projection by AudeRrose
Theremin, preamp and photography by Brent Sqar
Photography video documentation and technical assistance by Pharaz Azimi
Microphone design By Kasia Justka

Le paradis rouge et l'oiseau impossible at Lab30 Augsburg from AudeRrose on Vimeo.