Bande originale

After painting and sculpture, Old Masters continues its enterprise of reappropriating the major arts with its powerful tools of modest art. Based on a musical work created for the occasion by Nicholas Stücklin, Old Masters proposes a radical scenic experience: a collective listening of a sound piece, adorned with a text as a surtitle and with living paintings of striking minimalism.
Bande originale appears as the manifesto of a small group of beings, both ultimate post-apocalyptic survivors and post-neolithic ancestors. Their discourse intertwines political claims, philosophical observations and biographical stories with humor, violence and sweetness. They affirm their vision of the collective, a total solidarity based on absolute despair.

Tour
14th Jan 2022 – Sur les Bords 5, T2G Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Paris (FR)
15th – 18th Sept 2021 – Festival de la Bâtie, Le Grütli, Genève (CH)
25th – 30th May 2021 – Arsenic, Lausanne (CH)

Presse
Symphonie d’une brève histoire du monde, Guillaume Lasserre, Un certain regard sur la culture, Blog Mediapart, 1er fév 2022
«On devrait douter de ce qu’on pense», Katia Berger, Tribune de Genève, 16th sept 2021

Credits
A piece by Old Masters
Original soundtrack: Nicholas Stücklin
Text, staging, stage design, costumes, cast: Sarah André, Marius Schaffter and Jérôme Stünzi
Light design : Joana Oliveira
Artistic collaboration : Anne Delahaye
Administration: Laure Chapel – Pâquis production
Touring: Tristan Barani
Co-production : Le Grütli, Genève and Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne

Orchestre de la bande originale
Composition, adaptation : Nicholas Stücklin
Violons : Rada Hadjikostova, Delphine Bouvier
Alto : Raya Raytcheva
Violoncelle : Mariafrancesca Passante
Contrebasse : George Beaver
Clarinette, clarinette basse : Marie Mercier
Flûte traversière : Susanne Peters
Trompette : Valentin François
Trombones : Alexandre Mastrangelo, Grégoire Devaux
Direction orchestre : Florent Lattuga
Transcription musicale : Rotem Sherman
Prise de son : Bruno Blancpatin

Buy the LP or just listen to the OST of Bande originale here.

Supports
Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture, Organe genevois de répartition de la Loterie romande, Fondation Leenards, SSA Bourse de composition musicale, Fonds d’Encouragement pour l’Emploi des Intermittents Genevois

The piece Bande originale can be presented en français, in English, auf Deutsch, in italiano and in any other language (surtitles).