THIERRY DE MEY
film / 2002 / 58'
Fase is the film of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's performance Fase, four movements to the music of Steve Reich, from 1982. The four parts of the performance were filmed at four different locations: Piano Phase in the Rosas Performance Space in Vorst, Come Out in the new Coca-Cola building in Anderlecht, Violin Phase in Tervuren forest and Clapping Music in the Felix Pakhuis in Antwerp. Rosas
Réalisation Thierry De Mey
Chorégraphie Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Danseurs Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Michèle Anne De Mey
Musique Steve Reich (Violin Phase, Piano Phase, Clapping Music, Come Out)
Photographie Walther Vanden Ende (Piano Phase, basée sur les éclairages du spectacle de Remon Fromont), Michel Houssiau (Come out & Violin Phase), Remon Fromont (Clapping Music)
Montage Rudi Maerten
Caméra Chris Renson, Pierre Gordower, Jean-Jacques Mathy, Aliocha Van der Avoort, Renaat Lambeets
Mixage Thomas Gauder
Assistante réalisatrice Anne Van Aerschot
- Production Avila & Sophimages
En coproduction avec Rosas, ARTE France, NPS TV, RTBF Bruxelles, Brugge 2002
Avec le soutien de Fonds Film in Vlaanderen, Loterie Nationale
En collaboration avec C-sales, VRT
Dernière mise à jour : novembre 2012
De Mey, Thierry
De Mey, Thierry
Thierry De Mey, born in 1956, is a composer and filmmaker. An instinctive feel for movement guides his entire work, allowing him to tackle and integrate a variety of disciplines. The premise behind his musical and filmic writing is the desire for rhythm to be experienced in the body or bodies, revealing the musical meaning for the author, performer and audience. He has developed a system of musical writing for movement used in pieces where the visual and choreographic aspects are just as important as the gesture producing the sound, such as in "Musique de tables" (1987), "Silence must be!" (2002) and "Light Music", which premiered at Lyon's Musiques en Scène biennial festival in 2004.
A large part of his music production is intended for dance and cinema. He has often been more than a composer for the choreographers Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Wim Vandekeybus and his sister Michèle Anne De Mey, offering his precious collaboration in the invention of "formal strategies" – to use a favourite expression of his. Among his main work let us mention "Rosas danst Rosas", "Amor constante", "April me", "Kinok" (choreographies by A. T. De Keersmaeker), "What the body does not remember", "Les porteuses de mauvaises nouvelles", "Le poids de la main" (choreographies by W. Vandekeybus), "Dantons Töd" (dir. Bob Wilson), "Musique de table", "Frisking" pour percussions, un quatuor à cordes, "Counter Phrases", etc.
He participated in the foundation of Maximalist! and the Ictus ensemble which created several of his pieces (dir. G E Octors). His music has been performed by major ensembles such as the Arditti Quartet, the Hilliard Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modern, Muzikfabrik and the Orchestre Symphonique de Lille. Thierry De Mey's installations, in which music, dance, video and interactive processes work together, have been presented in events such as the Venice and Lyon biennials as well as in many museums. His work has received national and international awards (Bessie Awards, Eve du Spectacle, Forum des compositeurs de l'Unesco, FIPA, etc). The film/installation "Deep in the wood" (2002-2004) involved more than 70 dancers/choreographers. For the film "Counter Phrases" (2003-2004), nine composers answered his dance/film invitation : S. Reich, F. Romitelli, M. Lindberg, T. Hosokawa, G. Aperghis, J. Harvey, L. Francesconi, R. De Raaf and S. Van Eycken. In 2003, the working process with ATDK for "April me" was the subject of a documentary entitled "Corps accord", produced by ARTE which has also broadcast and co-produced most of his films.
Since July 2005, Thierry De Mey is artistic director of Charleroi/Danses along with Pierre Droulers, Michele Anne De Mey and Vincent Thirion.
In 2006, he realised an installation adapted from Perrault's tale, "Barbe Bleue" (Bluebeard), plus a film, "One Flat Thing, reproduced" based on the choreography by William Forsythe and broadcast by Arte in October. In 2007 he made From Inside for the Charleroi/Danses Biennale, an interactive installation in the form of a triptych. For the 2009 Charleroi/Danses Biennale, he created "Equi Voci", a polyptych of dance films accompanied by orchestral music and which includes "Prélude à la mer", a film based on one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's most beautiful choreographies which he shot by the Aral Sea in October 2009. His latest film – "La Valse", choreographed by Thomas Hauert and the ZOO dance company – completes and close this project.
Source : Charleroi/danses
More information : www.charleroi-danses.be
Artistic direction / Conception : Thierry De Mey
Choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Interpretation : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Michèle Anne De Mey
Original music : Steve Reich (Violin Phase, Piano Phase, Clapping Music, Come Out)
Other collaborations : Photographie Walther Vanden Ende (Piano Phase, basée sur les éclairages du spectacle de Remon Fromont), Michel Houssiau (Come out & Violin Phase), Remon Fromont (Clapping Music) Montage Rudi Maerten Caméra Chris Renson, Pierre Gordower, Jean-Jacques Mathy, Aliocha Van der Avoort, Renaat Lambeets - Mixage Thomas Gauder - Assistante réalisatrice Anne Van Aerschot
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Production Avila & Sophimages En coproduction avec Rosas, ARTE France, NPS TV, RTBF Bruxelles, Brugge 2002 Avec le soutien de Fonds Film in Vlaanderen, Loterie Nationale En collaboration avec C-sales, VRT