Song for Ghost Travellers is a score for twelve pigeons and three musicians. Inspired by the Chinese tradition of attaching spherical flutes to pigeons, this performance explores ideas of chance and structure through patterns of flying birds and an instrumental score for two flutes and bass clarinet.
Through a slight alteration the pigeon is turned into the actor of a musical score: each pigeon carries a specially tuned flute which produces a sound when the bird is flying. Following a notated score, three musicians on the ground accompany the air-bound harmonies produced by the birds and combine them with the choreography of PQ 2019 visitors moving through the Prague Exhibition Grounds.
Project supported by Région Centre-Val de Loire, DRAC Centre-Val de Loire, Pro Helvetia and Ensemble Cairn.
11 06 2019 11:00, 13:30, 15:00
Continues 12 06 10:00, 16:00, 19:00
13 06 11:00, 13:20, 16:00
Flute: Gaëlle Belot
Flute: Cédric Juillon
Bass Clarinet: Ayumi Mori
Pigeon keeper: Tristan Plot (A Vol d'Oiseaux)
Country/Region Switzerland, France
Artists Robin Meier with Ensemble Cairn
11 06 2019 11:00