Me Du Ça

Premier: Center Pompidou, Paris. concert Ircam cursus 2016
Composition: Huihui Cheng
Soprano : Youmi Kim
Text: Bernd Schmitt
Costume: Marc Socié

“Me Du Ça (for soprano and live electronic) is inspired by the figure of Medusa, metaphor guideline of this play. Flutes/tubes represent the snakes which took the place of the hair of the mythological figure). Its tones of wind whistlings, air sound effects, also try to evoke the reptilian universe of the Medusa. The title and lyric, written in three languages, also play on the phonetic associations of English “me”, by German “you” from French ” it”. The Medusa is also treated as theatrical character, terrible, libidinous, hysteric figure, allying voice of opera, spoken, whispered voice, instrumental sounds, electronic transformations, and synthesis. Formally the weight of these various materials changes in time, by interpolations. Certain keywords, gestures, or electronic signals work as pivots, repeated at a distance in a fragmentary way, and so disorientate linear perception.”