music piece and performance, 2004
Duration 12′. With the voices of Hiromi Asaï and Véronique Gens.
Performed as a solo piece on laptop, Vers Agrippine (toward Agrippina) is based on Handel’s opera Agrippina. It experiments a real time navigation through the temporality of a music. Playing with a computer program created for this work, the artist composes a navigation in an extreme slow-motion, through three musical layers: the first seconds of the overture, the first sentence of the first recitative, and the first seconds of the first soprano aria. This microscopic movement reveals all the musical matter but also its lines of forces and details, as in the aerial approach to a landscape.
Photograph: Hiromi Asaï by Frédéric Nauczyciel.