Marianne Pousseur sings John Cage
and James Joyce, Morton Feldman
and Rainer Maria Rilke, Hanns Eisler and Bertolt Brecht, Giacinto Scelsi
, György Kurtág, Henri Pousseur
and Friederich Hölderlin, Frederic Rzewski
and Langston Hughes, E. E. Cummings, Michel Butor
, Théodore Botrel, Rudolf Sieczynski...
“I like to listen to music in places that haven't been designed for it. I like when music mixes in with noise. Only came from a very personal desire to open the doors of my musical world to the concreteness of daily life, to tear down the fictional barriers between places and times of rehearsal and performance.
Here I try to relate simple pieces to 'serious' works, sophisticated styles that are familiar to me with simple songs; I try to present them in unexpected places, familiar places that may enrich, impregnate these musical movements with all the fullness of their own lives - a school, a car in motion, the train station.
The story this ensemble tells may not be the classical contents of the works featured here, but it is a fiction—different, less pure, contaminated, and open-ended on the world of that is around us, a world excluded from the sacred universe of music. Maybe it tells a contradictory idea of wonder and discomfort, of the necessity of an essential starting point: memory, journey, and an impossible quest for beauty and balance.”