FAUST’S BOX

A transdisciplinary journey
music, text, videos, direction Andrea Liberovici

Helga Davis, MeFaust
Philippe Nahon, conductor
Ars Nova Ensemble Instrumental

Where: TAP – Theatre de Poitiers – France (opening)
When: February 11th, 2016
Duration: 1h
Production: Ars Nova Ensemble Instrumental
in co-production with Teatro del Suono, TAP – Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers, Teatro Stabile di Genova

FAUST’S BOX–A TRANDISCIPLINARY JOURNEY
di Andrea Liberovici

Gold and sexual pleasure: therein lies the “wisdom” of goethe’s satan, aiming at the abasement of mankind and the creation of an “animal kingdom of spirit” – through mephistophelean magic and cynicism. G.lukàcs, studies on Faust

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FAUST’S BOX
A transdisciplinary journey

music, text, videos, direction Andrea Liberovici

Helga Davis, MeFaust
Philippe Nahon, conductor
Ars Nova Ensemble Instrumental

Catherine Jacquet, violin
Alain Tresallet, alto
Isabelle Veyrier, cello
Tanguy Menez, contrabass
Eric Lamberger, clarinette
Isabelle Cornélis and Elisa Humanes, percussions

Bob Wilson: Narrator of the shadow (recorded)
Ennio Ranaboldo: the Algorithm (recorded)

Controluce Teatro d’ombre, shadows on videos
MATCO, graphic video “Come to Come”
Jeffrey Zeigler : Cello in M.E.P.H.I.S.T.O.‘s Suite (recorded)
Clarice Jensen : Cello in Hypothalamus (recorded)

Irene Novello, artistic and technical coordination
Erwan Le Metayer, stage manager
Christophe Hauser, sound engineer
Jérome Deschamps, light desing

Ars Nova Ensemble instrumental
In co-production with
Teatro del Suono, TAP – Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers, Teatro Stabile di Genova

[…] The great success of the evening was thus the combination of an exceptional artist, Helga Davis, an immensely talented composer, Andrea Liberovici, and the musical ensemble that reinterpreted the myth of Faust in an absolutely personal and inspired work.
Hélène Biard, classiquenews.com

[…] Faust’s Box is the eternal return of myth that becomes pure poetry. There is no elitism nor self-reference in the work, which instead translates into an event of great, empathetic and exciting enjoyment. […]
[Andrea Porcheddu www.glistatigenerali.it]

[…] A hyper-contemporary work. A transdisciplinary journey … an auto-polyphonic work that gives you goosebumps…
[Raffaelle Grassi, Il Secolo XIX]

[…] Concert, theatre, visual art, sublimation of the word? Art. And that’s it.
[Silvana Zanovello, www.teatro.it ]

Faust’s Box is a journey into the soul and mind of a Faust/Mephistopheles of our era. […] The score (divided into thirteen scenes/movements, like the letters composing the words Faust-Mephisto) is astonishing, blending pop and ‘cultured’ music with lightness and verve. The performance is marvelous, Helga Davis and the Ars Nova Ensemble Instrumental, directed by the impeccable Philippe Nahon.
[ Roberto Iovino, Il giornale della musica ]

[…] An extraordinary Helga Davis, male and female, like the two halves of the brain mentioned halfway through the work.
[Resi Romeo, genova.repubblica.it ]