le jardin en mouvement

Melologue for narrator and orchestra
World premiere: 2021

Melologue for narrator and orchestra inspired by the text “Pour un jardin en mouvement” by Gilles Clément (Où en est l’herbe, Actes Sud, 2006)

Gilles Clément’s thinking is revolutionary and visionary. His extraordinary life, his choices, always singular and in deep agreement with his values, make him an extraordinary modest gardener. “To do as much as possible with, as little as possible against” sums up the position of the gardener of the Jardin en Mouvement. What if music was a medium that allowed the invisible to be brought into relief, sculpting in an infinitely subtle way the forces of the musicians involved? This garden of sound in movement is a research, a wasteland towards new spaces of thoughts and links between beings. The musicians are, through their sounds, these species that move from one place to another, that expand. This piece seeks to truly integrate the author’s ideas within the musical construction. Nature is no longer a concept, but the main entity to which we are listening, like benevolent hosts. The garden is not a place of power, of domination of the Man on the elements, but on the contrary, a way of learning directed by the living.

artistic team


le jardin en mouvement

  • 24/09/2022
    9th arrondissement town hall courtyard
  • 24/05/2022
    Pavillon Chesnaie du Roy - Parc Floral de Paris
  • 20/05/2022
    Lycée Galilée – Gennevilliers
  • 19/05/2022
    Lycée Camille Pissarro – Pontoise
  • 18/05/2022
    Lycée Nicolas Joseph Cugnot – Neuilly-sur-Marne
  • 13/05/2022
    Collège Marais de Villiers – Montreuil
  • 12/05/2022
    Lycée EREA Françoise Dolto – Beaumont-sur-Oise
  • 22/04/2022
    Collège Le Petit Bois – Pierrelaye
  • 21/04/2022
    Internat d'excellence – Sourdun
  • 15/04/2022
    Lycée EREA Toulouse Lautrec – Vaucresson
  • 14/04/2022
    Collège Théodore Monod – Gagny
  • 08/04/2022
    Collège Saint Didier – Villiers-le-Bel
  • 07/04/2022
    Collège Robespierre – Épinay-sur-Seine
  • 31/03/2022
    Lycée Jean-Baptiste Clément – Gagny
“To put a seed in the ground is to place hope in tomorrow.”
Gilles Clément

technical specs

Duration | 1h
🎻 Distribution | narrator, conductor, 10 musicians (violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, saxophone, percussion)

le jardin en mouvement is the artistic project of the season 21/22 of Orchestre Au Bahut.


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