Guetteurs de sons explores the concept of scenic space through the repertoire of trios for percussionists and actors. The physical space, the energy space or the space of comfort required by a musician / an actor on stage can be fundamentally different. The sound levels, the space required for a conductor’s expression, the field of vision, the amount of lighting are many physical values ​​which need to be dealt with on stage. In an original staging and a flexible setting, this program intends to go into the details of these concepts and confront them with our habits of musicians, and spectators.


Drama (1996)

Guo Wenjing, China

Smoke (2014, commissioned by We Spoke)

Jacques Demierre, Switzerland

Tlön (1995)

Mark Applebaum, USA

Les guetteurs de sons (1981)

Georges Aperghis, France


Composition: Jacques Demierre
Staging: Serge Vuille et We Spoke
Outside Eye: Philippe Vuilleumier et Nefeli Skarmea
Percussions: Serge Vuille, Julien Annoni, Olivier Membrez
In co-production with Centre de culture ABC, La Chaux-de-Fonds

With the generous support from the Nicati-de-Luze foundation, Suisa Foundation, Canton Vaud, Neuchâtel and Bern and city of La Chaux-de-Fonds