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Léo Collin ( الجزائر/France /Switzerland) is a son of a doctor and an astrologist. It might be the reason why he repeats in his work an action similar to a vaccine*, composed with invocations : a little dose of poison which makes you healthy and an interpretation of a constellation of the possibles.

Made within the kollektiv international totem, his pieces are thought as potential bifurcation for empowerment him-self and his audience/performers.

Let’s change the dominant system of value, repair the breaks and work on love, let’s write fictions who cares the (damaged) relations with the others (species)...  with the use of  sound and stage compositions, where poetry operates with new technologies, combined with the sounds of acoustic, electronic and new lutherie.
 



Léo Collin trained in music composition in Geneva, Freiburg & Zurich, piano in Lyon and Art Applied in Marseille & Besançon.
Now, his practice is made of music compositions, immersive theater pieces and performances. 
Results were played at the Schauspielhaus Zurich, Deutsch theater Berlin, Gessnerallee Zurich, Dampfzentrale Bern, Kasern Basel, Centre 104 Paris & Scène Nationale Perpignan by amongst other, ensemble Intercontemporain, les Métaboles, Musicatreize.

He performed at the Centre National de la Danse Pantin, Comédie Geneva, Opera House Freiburg in Breisgau with choreographers Sebastian Matthias, Alessandro Sciarroni, Jeremy Wade and composer Michael Jarrell. He lives and work in Zürich.
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* composition made of myths and salient elements of his environment, various materials such as hijacking everyday situations, animal tracking, mistranslations from GAFA, reading about decolonisation, totemism, feminism, some radio archives & french humor... 

** baptiste morizot
 


2021 AGENDA

13.02 solo  [julien Megroz-NEC]  #temple Allemand Chaux-de-fond
21.02 detalk show [Kit +antoine chessex] @Photobastei Zürich

27.02 le grand plongeon  [kit] @Théâtre Winkel Luzer

27.03 hors piste [chloé bieri] @Walcheturm Zürich

11.04 voyage [kit] Das institut @zürich (music for film)
24.04 le grand plongeon [kit] Walcheturm Zürich (ignm)

30.05 Detalk-show [kit] @OOR_salon with anna frei 


4-5.06 Der Pilz im Patent  [Jörg Köppl] @Baden

11.07 Colonial Washing II  [B.Köbele] @Nyon

26.08 Love  [kit] @Genève

19.09 Detalk-show  ([kit]+Lukas Huber @atelier 

10.10 LIPS [grame] Lyon  

19.11 le grand plongeon with [kit] @gare du Nord-Bâle
 






MEDUSEN
メデューサ

 
version hyperlokal 2020

Puzzle piece for a mini-city, four groups of audience, three performers, several objects, with optional live band, video and audio sampler.  Libretto homemade  

[more infos >here<]  






In the manner of a search engine around the word “meduse”. Medusen reveals links between elements which seem at first sight heterogeneous, crossing Greek mythology, science and human history.

Medusen is a multi-perspective performance, which includes a video-walk, audio-walk, treasure-hunt, a guided city tour, a concert and an installation.

Each listener-viewer can select different character paths to unravel a case with another point of view.

Like investigators, the audience discovers the character’s mind, walking between old hegemonic patterns and dopamine.

As a navigator who interprets the sky through constellations to move forward through waters. Medusen activates the imagination of the audience to face their own reality












BALEEN וואַלפיש


Inspired by the story of the super-prophet Jonah (old testament), Baleen focuses on the concept of “loop/karma/cycle-recycle”, from the simple pulse to the complex feedback, translated on stage in hijacked everyday-objects (like turntable, carousel, smoothie machine, etc...).

This work is also a fascination for the anthropomorphic sounds (a saxophone or a balloon can sound like animals or fish such a whale).

A point of view from the book Jonah can rejoin us today, it is this death drive tendency : the secret wish, to the destruction of the city/humanity. Looking at the current impact of humans amongst the environment, we create an ecological tale where plastic bags are seen as creative instruments, not as a secret massive destructive weapon.



[More >HERE<]
Konzeption und Realisation
[KIT] version Gessnerallee




        
                                                                Philip Frowein ©
















F A U N O G R A P H E S
Commissions from different ensembles such ensemble Intercontemporain,
les Métaboles, United instrument of Luxembourg, Musicatreize-Marseille,
Avanti, Batida & Leminiscate amongst others.




On colonisation                                                                                                   



On volcano



On war








FASTNACHT

performance with Raphaël Languillat
Adrian Galeazzi  + Kay Zhang +  Nuriia Khasenova











VIDEO OPERA : LE GRAND PLONGEON
directed by Léo Collin
in collaboration with Kay Zhang + Nuriia Khasenova


HELLO
Dampfzentrale Bern
Winner NICATI Competition 2019


Le grand Plongeon is a performative investigation into the
myth of Atlantis, based on the eponymous orchestral piece Atlantis (1995) by Peter Eötvös.



 



















WITH_JÖRG  

MONO // MOTOR MUTTER //  DER PILZ IM PATENT 
assistant to the Zurich composer and performer and director Jörg Köppl 



Music for theater


COLONIAL WASHING I 
Bernadette Köbele Regie

@ KaserneBasel


 

EINE VERSION DER GESCHICHTE 
Schauspielerhaus Zurich Marco Milling Regie



Schauspielhaus Zurich, Deutschtheater Berlin

IN VIVO
Alessandro Sciarroni Regie 
104 PARISMANIFEST





2020
08.12  Lied Acht  duo Rütti + Ungureanu composition @ IGNM Walcheturm Zürich
02-05.12 Der Pilz im Patent by Jörg Köppl co-direction @ Walcheturm Zürich
10-20.09  Medusen composition& direction @ Hyperlokal  ZURICH
22-23.08 FASTNACHT composition& direction  Rümlingen Festival   Basel
28.06  Detalkshow Maximilian Whitcher zürich interpret
13-15.06 Colonial Washing I by Bernadette Köbele composition @ KASERNE BASEL
1-2.06  Detalkshow Charles Kwong interpret videoformat
11.03 Miniature Chaux-de-Fonds NEC composition & interpret
01.03 Ensemble Inverspace Corals composition  @Basel
29.02 Ensemble Inverspace Corals composition  @Strasbourg
20.01 Ensemble Inverspace Corals composition  @Zürich
19.01 Ensemble Inverspace Corals composition  @Lausanne


2019
21.12 Limbo @ Walcheturm concept and performer
24.11 Detalk show@ Photobastei Zurich  interpret and composition
12.10 Marathon White pulse  Wollishofen composition
30.09-10.10 residence #LIPS#GRAME Lyon  Research
31.08 Le grand plongeon director und performance @ Bern Dampfzentrale
07.07 Ultraschal composition and director
22.06 Offshore lavaux classic String Quartet composition
25 26 28 29.05 Mutter-Motor by Jörg Köppl  co-Regie @Gessnerallee
11.05 Fake Origines with KIT IGNM Bern interpret
05.11 De-talk
NUMU royal baden   interpret Baleen 7 8 9 & 10.03 @ Gessnerallee Zurich composition and director
17.01 20. colonial-Washing Indonesia Research
2-3. 02  Kit-fit @ Wellington (New Zealand) interpret
16-19.01 Kit-fit Melbourne  interpret
2018
8.12 FCCC by Jeremy Wade & Nina Mühlemann composition @ Gessnerallee
4.12 Detalk @ L’abri Genève
5-27.11  & 16.12 Mono by Jörg Köppl direction

4.10> 5.11 Eine Version der Geschichte composition @ Schauspielhaus ZH
19>23.09 Der Seismograph
composition (@Basel  Zürich  Bern & Biel CH)
13/14/15.09 Des astres composition  @ Bühne A Gessneralle
09.08 >10.09 Second Hand Kukuruz Quartet Guerrila Tour CH composition
20/21/22.06  Eine Version der Geschichte
composition @Deutsch Theater Berlin.DE
05.05> 03.06 RE-visiting Black Mountain composition @Museum für Gestaltung Zürich 
28.04 The link
  composition  @Paris,FR Festival Licence 
25.03 Eine verlorene Taube
composition   @ Hardkirche Zürich,CH
21.03 Wüst, wüste, Wüsten Kirche Konztanz ,D composition




REMERCIEMENTS

BERNADETTE KÖBELE DIRECTOR
CIMON FINIX COMPOSER_PERFORMER
KAYJU ZHANG MUSICIAN 
LEANDRO GIANINI 
AUDIO-ENGINEER

NURIYA KHASENOVA MUSICIAN
DALIUS SINGER AUDIOCODER  
MARIANA VIEIRA STAGE-COSTUME DESIGNER 
MUM AND DAD MAIN SPONSOR 
JORG KÖPPL COMPOSER-PERFORMER
COLIN LUSINCHI VISUAL ARTIST
RAPHAEL LANGUILLAT COMPOSER_VISUAL
ADRIAN GALEAZZI NEW TECHNOLOGIES DESIGNER

BAPTISTE MORIZOT PHILOSOPHER 
ERIC LARRIEUX ENGINEER
FRANCESCA SPROCCATI PERFORMER
FLORENT CARRAS COMPOSER  
ISANDRO OJEDA-GARCIA COMPOSER

REUBEN JELLEYMAN COMPOSER
LARA STANIC COMPOSER PERFORMER
HYPERLOKAL VENUE 
VINCIANE DESPRET PHILOSOPHER

CHARLES QUEVILLON COMPOSER PERFORMER
BRUNO LATOUR PHILOSOPHER
MALCOM FERDINAND PHILOSOPHER
ISABEL MUNDRY COMPOSER
JEAN YVES LELOUP PHILOSOPHER
EVA SULAI ACCORDEONIST
INVERSPACE ENSEMBLE  

KOLLEKTIV INTERNATIONAL TOTEM ASSOCIATION

 

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