(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
traces of the writing inside the paper of the score – deposits
of ink, marks and stains, deleted notes, shadows in the script
that remain elsewise almost invisible to the naked eye. Through
a digital treatment, these traces were darkened while the visible
notes disappear. The video projection of the score reveals the
hidden ink, superposing its visible and invisible parts.

Video on paper sheet, digital prints on transparent paper

left image: page 12, double click on score /video excerpt


** Psyché (prints)
** Antiphony (Installation views)
** Antiphony/Philidor's Ink (sound excerpts)
** Philidor's Ink (édition Pollen)

double click to play