logo ECCE

In spring 2023, Claire Croizé signed for the choreography of a new contemporary interpretation of A-Ronne by Luciano Berio & Sébastien Roux with Joris Lacoste & HYOID : a live performance with headphones, for 8 voices a cappella and electronics.


Joris Lacoste & HYOID voices

Luciano Berio wrote two versions of ‘A-Ronne’. The first one for five actors and the second one for 8 voices. Joris Lacoste offers a new version of the latter in a contemporary and electronic listening format. Lacoste brings forward, to its fullest dimension, what Berio called a ‘theatre of the ear’ and which he defined as a type of performance where theatricality is generated internally through vocal expression.

Equipped with wireless headphones, the spectator hears a version of ‘A-Ronne’ augmented by an electroacoustic prologue composed by Sébastien Roux. “This piece, lasting 20 minutes, will place the spectator in a radio-like listening situation which eventually leads them, almost as if by chance, to a live retransmission of Berio’s piece, exploring the ambiguities between voice and electronics, amplified voices or voices reverberating in the space, voices played in the headphones or ‘leaking in’ through the headphones.” (Joris Lacoste)

The show is not intended for traditional theatres, but rather for large spaces such as empty warehouses or underground car parks: listening through headphones will allow for large distances between audience and singers, as well as between the singers themselves.

View trailer
close trailer
Luciano Berio, Sébastien Roux
Artistic and stage director
Joris Lacoste
Choreography and assistant director
Claire Croizé,
Musical director
Filip Rathé
HYOID voices
Esther Rispens, Naomi Beeldens, Ellen Wils, Fabienne Seveillac, Andreas Halling, Eymeric Mosca, Arnout Leems, Pascal Zurek
Lights and scenography
Florian Leduc
Artistic co-conception
Fabienne Seveillac
Costume advisor
Anne-Catherine Kunz
Patrick Delges (Centre Henri Pousseur)
Sound designer
Marjolaine Carme
Stage manager
Jan-Simon De Lille
Headphones manager
Laure Lang
Production assistant
Veerle Vervoort
Executive Production
La Muse en Circuit – CNCM / HYOID voices
Musica, Centre Henri Pousseur, Bijloke, C-TAKT
With the support of the Flemish Government / Perpodium & Cohort production / Institut français in Paris