Un demi-siècle/Ein halbes Jahrhundert
Music: François Ribac
Lyrics: Georg Büchner, Interviews, Eva Schwabe
Dramaturgy: Eva Schwabe and François Ribac
Stage director and lights: Denis Krief
Vocals: Eva Schwabe
As a kind of musical conversation "Un demi-siècle/Ein halbes Jahrhundert" was premiered in Berlin and Paris in october 1995. In the beginning of the same year we had asked young people in Berlin and in Paris two questions and had recorded the answers. The questions had been: "What means the 8 mai for you?" and "How do you imagine your own life in 50 years?". The voices were then digitized. The music included fragments and snippets of the reponses.
"Un demi-siècle/Ein halbes Jahrhundert" is a musical reportage with a journalist (speaking and singing live) dialoging with her virtual Interviewpartners (digitized voices).