The long, eight-part poem by Charles Baudelaire (from Fleurs du Mal, 1859) was used by Johannes Maria Staud as the basis for a cross between monodrama, play and concert work in which a perpetually iridescent whole is formed between four poles of tension: actor, vocal ensemble, instrument group and electronics.
Le Voyage (2012)
after Charles Baudelaire
for actor, vocal ensemble (6 voices), 4 instruments and live electronics | 25’
prem. 02.06.2012 @ Paris, Festival ManiFeste, Centre Pompidou, Ensemble intercontemporain, Les Cris de Paris, IRCAM/Robin Meier, Marcel Bozonnet, actor, cond. Geoffroy Jourdain