The bass is the wave that we feel, the one that makes us vibrate, enter into resonance with the sound material and the music. It is the relationship to the earth, to the immense, to what is beyond us. It is also the base of music, the foundation without which no harmony could be anchored, rhythmic foundation too: the groove, the engine, what awakens our instinct and makes us want to dance.
In Seul Contre Basse, the double bass is, beyond that, the dual relationship between solitude and the outside world. It is passions: love and hate, the broken mirror of what we are and what we are potentially. It is the amplifier of our emotions, the tool allowing us to reach out to others.
The tool is technology.
The 21st century is marked by the spectacular advance of digital and new technologies: artificial intelligence, augmented reality, immersive experiences, electronic and amplified music. Technology has overturned contemporary social patterns.
Does it feed creativity? Does it bring us closer or, on the contrary, does it confine us behind our screens?
What part of the human do we still have today: what links do we maintain in contemporary society when faced with the other, with a silent landscape or with a spectacle?
Seul Contre Basse deals with these current issues through a unique and immersive experience combining music, video, new technologies, poetry and theatre.
At the crossroads of solo recital 2.0 and installation, the repertoire covered is very eclectic: improvised music, written music, tradition and modernity (ranging from JS BACH to personal compositions via world premieres by Belgian, French and Swiss).
The show can reach everyone - musicians or non-musicians - through
universal and current questions that it raises and the reflection that it leads on art, philosophy, sociology and science.
SEULCONTRE BASSE -
The first part of Seul Contre Basse is a staged concert, sometimes intimate and introspective, sometimes festive or even crazy. It mixes classical and electronic music, amplified and acoustic music.
Seul Contre Basse - recital is constructed as a temporal and geographical journey that navigates through the compositions of Adrien Tyberghein (with a world premiere by Quentin Dujardin and Gwenaël Grisi).
It is anchored in the French and European heritage (tour of historical places rich in meaning such as abbeys, disused factories, ...) and goes to meet landscapes, colors and varied cultures.
The double bass comes out of its traditional game and metamorphoses into a real orchestra led by loops and overlays controlled live by different loopers.
Duration: 75 minutes