Walter Thompson & Benjamin Groetzinger

An improvised musical ode for four elements


Walter Thompson Composition and Soundpainting conducting
Benjamin Groetzinger Dramatic art
Angélique Cormier Assistante soundpainting
Orchestre des Campus et Chœur Universitaire de Grenoble Artistic coordination Pierre Adrien Théo et Anne Laffilhe
Ensemble de l’Académie de Grenoble (collèges & lycées) Artistic coordination Cyrille Colombier
With the participation of the dancers of the CRC Erik Satie

This exceptional project will bring together for the first time more than 200 amateur dancers, instrumentalists and singers from the region, formed of the Orchestre des Campus and the Chœur Universitaire, as well as an instrumental and vocal ensemble of secondary school pupils from the Académie de Grenoble, at the theatre L’heure bleue in Saint-Martin-d’Hères. The fruit of a residency and rehearsals over the course of the 2019-20 season, this unique group of musicians will present a creation that uses Soundpainting – a universal multidisciplinary sign language that enables real-time composition, invented by American composer Walter Thompson. The common thread of this dense and open work will be proposed by playwright Benjamin Groetzinger, who will build an amazing narrative on the role of humans in their natural environment...