Stevensongs

Music (musical theatre, poetry)

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Description

Stevensongs: Stevenson meets the French touch! Setting to music some of the most beautiful poems and letters by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, the French duo Fergessen, directed by Nora Granovsky, create a live synthetic-folk atmosphere, where text and music intertwine. An echo chamber for Stevenson’s words to ring both in English and in French. Here starts a sensitive journey towards inner and faraway places. 'For no man lives in the external truth among salts and acids, but in the warm, phantasmagoric chamber of his brain, with the painted windows and the storied wall' (Robert Louis Stevenson).

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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Sophia C. about 4 hours ago

Spectacle très original, sombre et lumineux à la fois j'ai été conquise par la performance des 2 artistes. Quel plaisir de redécouvrir R.L.Stevenson, merci !

Gavin Purdie 4 days ago

Hauntingly beautiful songs wonderfully performed by French duo Fergessen featuring poetic lyrics in both English and French. Stevensongs is one of those hidden gems within the Fringe. Didn't know what to expect but so thankful we went! Thank you Fergessen for an unforgettable show of music and spoken word.

Duncan Macpherson 4 days ago

Blown away by the immersive sound scapes, stunning music and deeply moving content. Comes together as a magnificent whole experience. A must

Jill Macpherson 4 days ago

So atmospheric and evocative. A moving experience combining beautiful musicality and expressive performance with Stevenson's words. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it. Thanks to all involved.

Alasdair Vickers 4 days ago

Absolutely brilliant, immersive performance of Stevenson’s work. Switching between French and English seamlessly, singing and playing beautifully, Fergessen were captivating. I even had to buy the CD after!

Emy Schieffer 5 days ago

Spectacle merveilleux mêlant les deux voix magnifiques de Michaela et David avec des sons de guitare, piano, orgue, musique électronique… Alternance de solos à capella et d’accompagnement musical pour augmenter l’émotion au cours du temps. Les poèmes de R. L. Stevenson sont sublimés et donnent des frissons et les larmes au bord des yeux.
Émotion garantie, show musical réussi et prestations des deux chanteurs plus qu’aboutie… ❤️

Michael.J 6 days ago

Wonderful love it !

Jonathan Cossar 7 days ago

The performance echoes and complements Stevenson’s dualities, his time spent in Scotland and France reflected in the bilingual lyrics, the expanse of his literary output contrasting with his short lifespan whilst enduring both good and ill health, and his 19th century prose and poetry encapsulated in 21st century techno folk music. Additionally, the multi-instrumental skills of Michaela and David combined with the technical complexities of the production contrast with the relative simplicity of RLS's lyrics. The mood lighting and projected backdrop produce an ethereal, hypnotic atmosphere to a performance full of the "joie de vie".
Dr Jon Cossar
Chairman, The Robert Louis Stevenson Club.

RLS Club - Robert Louis Stevenson Website http://robert-louis-stevenson.org › rls-club

Gabriel Birde 7 days ago

Excellent! A very emotional and immersive show. Wonderful staging and two powerful voices. You should go!

Craig Durkin 8 days ago

What a brilliant show! A truly immersive way to appreciate the talents of Robert Louis Stevenson and Fergessen. A must for all. Bravo.

Marie A. 9 days ago

Really nice artists and show and outstanding venue in the city center!

Sixtine Paitard 9 days ago

What an incredible performance !! A show you cannot miss !!

Marie Cuvillier 9 days ago

Bravo, vibrant hommage à Stevenson, j'ai adoré !

Alister Moreau 9 days ago

J'ai vu ce spectacle hier soir, c'était vraiment excellent. La poésie de R.L Stevenson sur de la musique électronique avec en plus 2 voix magnifiques m'ont donné la chair de poule. Nous étions peu nombreux et c'est vraiment dommage j'espère que Stevensongs aura le succès qu'il mérite !

Jack Black 9 days ago

Wonderful emotional original, love that show !


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Culture Fix (4/5 stars) 4 days ago

Stevensongs is a striking fusions of bold electronic soundscapes, emotive vocals, richly poetic lyricism and magnetic visuals. This should not be missed.

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