Wednesday March 16th
400 Years Without You! is a show, or maybe a concert, or maybe even a conference… But that’s not important. It is a musical experience interspersed with texts, legends and anecdotes that showcase Quebec in all its diversity, both rural and urban, attached to tradition but also focused on the future.
Are aesthetics and entertainment compatible? Can amusement be put in the service of rigorous creative ambition?
After a short insight into the vertiginous, organic poetry of Christophe Tarkos, the Percussions claviers de Lyon invite the audience to a celebration as humorous as it is spectacular.
Supported by an interactive multimedia set-up, SIDE(S) explores the mechanics of the present based on a score of appearances and disappearances of moments. Movements of the dancers and of the audience trigger the display of images on a two-way mirror, drive the musical score of a MIDI organ, and reveal electroacoustic sound matter.
Privileged partner of this edition of the Biennale Musiques en Scène, the Confluence Museum will host three concerts and mediation actions, three sound installations for the duration of the festival.
From March 9th to July 10th 2016 the three floors of Lyon’s Contemporary Art Museum are devoted to the work of Yoko Ono. This first French retrospective, entitled "YOKO ONO Lumière de L’aube" presents more than a hundred of the artist’s works, including a Water Event. This is a revisited version of the work since its first performance in 1971 alongside John Lennon, and involving many other artists, among them musicians of the Biennale Musiques en Scène 2016.
From You Through Them to Situation - From Them to Situation to You is a sound installation conceived as the place of co-existence of different bodies linked together through the sound vibrations that go through and animate them.