RÉSONANCE CROISÉE • musical residencies and creations Quebec/Europe

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International encounters

Alone on stage, the performer Philippe Spiesser plays invisible percussion instruments. With his hands, his body, his gestures, he sculpts sounds and images and invites the audience to an exploration of gesture in music as an instrument. Thanks to various sensor devices and computer vision algorithms, the body is transformed into an instrument. A technical and scenic performance that projects us into the world of virtual reality.

The percussionist Philippe Spiesser is at the centre of a multimedia device using Kinect and Arduino sensors (pyroelectric infrared movement sensor). This project, called GeKiPe for "GEste, KInect and Percussion", was developed at the Haute école de musique de Genève, in partnership with the IRCAM Centre Pompidou in Paris. The programme includes two pieces: Hypersphere by José-Miguel Fernandez and Le Silence by Alexander Vert. The digital environment is a creation of the visual artist Thomas Köppel.



  • (Percussion)
  • Thomas Köppel
    (visual artist)
  • José Miguel Fernandez
    (computer producer)


Also available as a webcast


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Regular* 30$

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* Available for sale from 14 March 2021


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PASS - Regular* 80$

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A presentation of Le Vivier.

A concert by Philippe Spisser and the Flashback Ensemble.

With the support of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Montreal, the Pro Helvetia Foundation, the French Consulate in Quebec City, Import-exports, CALQ and EUNIC as part of the event Résonance croisée.

Résonance croisée is a collaboration between Le Vivier and the Montreal cluster of cultural institutes of the European Union member states EUNIC (European National Institutes for Culture).

Is supported by The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada council of the arts, Goethe-Institut, The Consulat général de France à Québec, The Consulat général de Suisse à Montreal, Pro Helvetia, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Montreal, CIDIM, Ambassade d’Espagne au Canada and the Cultural Forum culturel of Austria at Ottawa.

Event partner: Quebecor - Media partners: Le Devoir, PAN M 360



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