Antiphony / Philidor's Ink


The lyric tragedy of Psyché was written by the Baroque composer Jean Baptiste Lully in Versailles and copied by his scribe
Philidor L'Aisné in 1702. The scanning procedure of these manuscripts revealed shadows inside the paper of the score,
almost invisible to the naked eye. Through a digital treatment, traces of the writing appear: deposits of ink, marks and stains,
deleted notes. This score was re-written, drawing the attention to the unvisible part of the score. Translated on a self-built
set of drums stretched with tracing paper as a membrane, the sounds in the space draw the attention to the hidden part of Psyché.

Handmade drums stretched with tracing papers, carved drumsticks, speaker, audio player with performance sound recordings, video monitor, ink jet prints on transparencies (music sheets), glass

** Psyché (music sheets)
** Psyché (video)
** Philidor's Ink (publication)
** Antiphony/Philidor's Ink (sound excerpts)


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2011/13