"The late ones will never miss the beginning!"
On 9 June 1840, Franz Liszt played pieces by Beethoven and Schubert on a pianoforte in London. The event was called a "recital". The critic Vladimir Stassov wrote: "Many lost their minds. Everyone wanted to lose it." By inventing the recital, Liszt invented the show. 180 years later, Martine Pisani revisits the recital form in Bouillir le vide, creating a piece in the simplest instrumentation: the solo, for Christophe Ives, who has a longstanding collaboration. With this recital, she has decided to start anew - or rather, to work only with beginnings. Erasing, starting again, erasing and so on. These beginnings of different kinds leave open spaces for attention and imagination. As in a recital, the spatial sound of the hall and the sounds produced by the soloist play a special role. A sound that has several sources: Body, voice, instrument(s), objects.... A minimalist piece about the essential with the unmistakable humour and poetry of one of France's pioneering choreographers.