This unprecedented hybrid project combines digital technology and a contemporary piano recital as pianist Vanessa Wagner performs in the heart of an interactive scenic installation created by Collectif Scale.

Over years of creations a close bond has developed between Scale’s creative work and the piano. Fascinated by this iconic, historic and timeless instrument which is the source of a large number of musical compositions, old and new, the members of this multidisciplinary collective have established a close relationship with both the piano and the pianists.

With a luminous architectural design, as organic as it is mathematical, Ammonite, created in 2017, is certainly their most successful installation dedicated to the piano. Ammonite is lively, interactive and responsive, enhancing the music played by Vanessa Wagner but also confronting it at times in order to establish a dialogue, an exchange with the performer seated in the heart of the installation.

For CHRONIQUES, Scale has created a new enhanced version of the project adapted to the stage of the Grand Théâtre de Provence.

Practical information


15 nov. 2020 at 3 p.m.


Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence


22€ — 9€

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Vanessa Wagner (FRA)

Described by the daily newspaper Le Monde as “the most delightfully singular pianist of her generation”, Vanessa Wagner pursues a career which reflects her personality, both original and committed, mixing classical recitals, contemporary creations, old instruments and chamber music, as well as transversal encounters with video, electronic music, dance and theater.

Renowned for her musical tone colors, the intensity of her playing and the richness of her touch, her sensitive and thoughtful interpretations, and her vast constantly renewed repertoire, mirror her constantly alert personality.

Collectif Scale (FRA)

Scale is the name of an artistic entity with several unique personalities from distinct but complementary professional and artistic backgrounds. Now composed of 10 members based in Paris, Scale is, above all, a group of passionate friends with the common desire to think outside the box by sharing their know-how in their spare time.

Whether it is motion design, mapping, led design, interactivity, robotics or programming, their technological skills offer multiple means of expression for artistic propositions. Over the years of creations for the stage or for museographic environments, they have developed their own language to create works that are sensitive, playful and accessible to the broadest public.

Aiming to be constantly innovative, from the beginning Scale has questioned the links that unite music and the visual, light and architectural design, entertainment and contemporary art, nature and the future, and even man and the machine.

Credits & mentions

Production TETRO+A and collectif Scale.