«ils» «viennent»: Khédive et Mamelouk, en un seul, sur son patron» is a «hörspiel opera» that is built upon three «plans of consistency» of the same story. Each of these «plans» takes place in a different space-time and corresponds to a particular character (Don, the father, Donna, Don’s daughter and their two cats, Khédive and Mamelouk). The unfolding of this «radio opera» is structured around the scansion of mixed musical texts that then reveal the «musical beings» of diverse origins. Characters representing archetypes of vice and virtue, public service employees, family members of Don and Donna, as well as characters from the opera repertory coexist acoustically across different modes of musical existence, parallel existences, even no existence, whatever it might be.
Saturday, March 2, 2019