Commissioned by the Festival Aujourd’hui Musiques, Mad Max has been developed in the frame of Gekipe Project of Flashback Ensemble (a specific device composed by sensors and infrared camera analyzing gestures) for the percussionist Philippe Spiesser. The show is based upon the famous character, crazy and completely out of control biker straight out of the Hollywood Studios.
In the first part, he is staged on his all-powerful bike (which is here virtual, by recourse of sensors) and plunges the audience in his megalomania. The second part reveals a seducing Mad Max (trying his luck with a bass drum…). Finally, last part is characterized by an unlikely dialogue between a virtuoso musician and an other legend of the cinema : Darth Vader. The uninterrupted breathing of this character creates a background for an ultra-quick vibraphone solo, final race of this musical fable…

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motion sensors, electronics, video, scenography, lights


dur. : 24'

commissioned by : Théâtre de l'Archipel, scène nationale de Perpignan / Flashback / studio-éOle
conception, composition & video : Pierre Jodlowski

World Premiere on the 23rd of November 2017 at Théâtre de l'Archipel, scène nationale de Perpignan (France), Le Carré
percussions : Philippe Spiesser


Pierre Jodlowski's Publishing
score pdf
Available on request