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Encyclopédie de la parole / Lacoste, Macé, Roux, Ictus

Suite nº4





For the final instalment in its series of suites, Encyclopédie de la parole has chosen to let you hear directly the recorded voices from its sound collection. No longer is it actors that give life to lost voices, but the speakers themselves who return from the past to speak with their own voices, their unique tones. As in an opera, they are supported by live music in order to shift our listening and reveal hidden textures. A kind of theatre of spirits, but with well-alive ghosts.

Encyclopédie de la parole is an artistic project exploring the spoken word in all its forms. Since September 2007, Encyclopédie de la parole has been collecting various recordings and indexing them according to specific phenomena. From this collection, including more than a 1300 documents freely available on its website, Encyclopédie de la parole makes use of these recordings to produce works of sound art, performances, shows, conferences, concerts and installations.

Ensemble Ictus is the major Brussels-based contemporary music ensemble. Founded at a time when ensembles saw themselves as mini-orchestras made up of highly technical soloists, Ictus mutated into a multifaceted collective of creative musicians, dedicated to experimental music in the broadest sense. More infos, audio and texts on

Sébastien Roux imagines new listening situations. He uses algorithms, games, movement, spatialisation, and diagrams to articulate two complementary notions: the perception of form and the forms of perception. His work takes various aspects: guided listening sessions using speaker systems, concerts with projection of graphical scores, sound installations, and site specific performances. He has a multidisciplinary master’s degree in sciences and technologies for music.

Pierre-Yves Macé’s music stands at the nexus of contemporary classical, electroacoustic composition and sound art. An important part of his work is based on recorded sounds, documents or archives, used as a prime material for instrumental writing. His music is published by Tzadik, Sub Rosa and Brocoli labels. Monographic concerts of his works were programmed by the Festival d’Automne à Paris in 2012, 2016 and 2020. He has written many scores for theater and dance shows.

Joris Lacoste has been writing for theater and radio since 1996 and has been directing his own performances and shows since 2003. In 2007, he founded the collective Encyclopédie de la parole, within the framework of which seven shows were created. Joris Lacoste has also created numerous performances and participated in several exhibitions in museums and art centers. He has also translated three plays by Shakespeare for the director Gwénaël Morin.

Co-presentation with:
Culturgest, February 1, 2023






© Anna Van Waeg

© Nurith Wagner-Strauss

© Christophe Urbain

© Joris Lacoste

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Aditional info

  • Price 12€
    Duration 1h55
    Age rating 14+
    Subtitles French ➝ Portuguese


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  • Concept Encyclopédie de la parole & Ictus
    Composition (dramaturgy) Joris Lacoste
    Composition (music) Pierre-Yves Macé
    Composition (electroacoustic music) Sébastien Roux
    Directed by Joris Lacoste
    Audio document collectors Joris Lacoste, Oscar Lozano Pérez, Elise Simonet
    Sound Stéphane Leclercq, Alexandre Fostier
    Lighting and set design Florian Leduc
    Graphic design and video Oscar Lozano Pérez
    Stage management Wilfried Van Dyck
    Artistic collaboration Elise Simonet, Oscar Lozano Pérez, Nicolas Rollet
    Production and management Edwige Dousset, Garance Crouillère assisted by Victoire Costes
    With Hugo Abraham (bass, electric bass) Tom De Cock (percussions) Chryssi Dimitriou (flutes) Luca Piovesan (accordion) Jean-Luc Plouvier (electronic keyboard) Eva Reiter (Paetzold flute, viola da gamba) Primož Sukič (electric guitar, mandolin, banjo)
    production Echelle 1:1 (company subsidized by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / DRAC Île-de-France, by the Conseil régional d'île-de-France and by the Institut Français de Paris for its tours abroad) em parceria com in partnership with Ensemble Ictus (supported by the European Commission, the Flemish Community - Vlaamse Overheid et Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommisie) With the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès no âmbito de within the framework of the New Settings Program
    Coprodução co-production Teatro Municipal do Porto, Festival d’Automne à Paris, MC93 – Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Wiener Festwochen, KunstenFestivalDesArts, Ensemble Ictus, Le Quartz - Scène Nationale de Brest, Festival Musica, Kaaitheater
    With the participation of DICREAM
    Guest collectors Harris Baptiste, Charlotte de Bekker, Tom Boyaval, Sachith Joseph Cheruvatur, Sibel Diker, Julie Etienne, Lucas Guimarães, Otto Kakhidze, Priscila Natany, Nicolas Rollet, Ghita Serraj, Prodromos Tsinikoris, Ece Vitrinel
    With the help of Naby Moïse Bangoura, Anne Chaniolleau, Maria Cojocariu, Hélène Collin, Pauline et Balthazar Curnier-Jardin, Guillaume Deloire, Monica Demuru, Maria Clara Ferrer, João Fiadeiro, Karin de Frumerie, Fanny Gayard, David-Alexandre Guéniot, Hanna Hedman, Oleg Khristolyubskiy, Anneke Lacoste, Kathy Kyunghoo Lee, Sabine Macher, Federico Paino, Jin Young Park, Sergiu Popescu, Kittisak Pornpitakpong, Irina Ryabikina, Bernhard Staudinger, Giorgia Vignola, Ling Zhu

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