OPUS by Christos Papadopoulos
15 & 16 October, La Manufacture CDCN, Bordeaux (FR)
“My experiment or the starting point of OPUS was the idea of visualizing a music score. I questioned how vision can assist hearing or more specifically how seeing can influence the way you listen to Johann Sebastian Bach. The question was how to lead the audience into experiencing the composition of a fugue. I chose to begin with silence, then rhythm, then melody: the first voice, the second voice etc. Each of the four performers ‘was’ one of the instruments in the music. So effectively I deconstructed the fugue, gradually building it up again, until one can finally listen to this masterpiece, in its entirety” – Christos Papadopoulos, interview for fromstagetopage.