SHOUT is an original transdisciplinary creation for solo saxophone and one performer. It is the last show of the trilogy “Waiting for Amon”, opened with “Glitch” (2016) and “Cairns” (2017), and premiered on the 2nd of March 2018 at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste by Valentine and Emmanuel Michaud. The last part of the performance introduce the three other members of the Toni Sax Quartet, Charles Ng, Amit Dubester and Joan Jordi Oliver Arcos.
Dreamlike vision of the Being and its Shadow, the performance stages the musician and its double, who evolve on stage in an evolutionary set of transparent veils. Emmanuel Michaud, like a boatman or a puppeteer, gives life to the pieces of the veiled fabrics and draws new forms, creating games of shadows and light and underlining the scenic action. He is the Shout, shade of the saxophonist. At first discreet, the virtual character gets the upper hand little by little over its real envelope, until this one, embodied by the saxophonist, quite loses control that she practiced on him. Enigmatic rite, mysterious procession, the route ends on a paroxystic image in a saturated and unstructured landscape where shadows and characters do not distinguish themselves any more.
Shout is, in antique Egypt, an essential component of the Human being.
Shout is the Shadow which follows every human being until he dies.