Céline Papion

Cello, electronics, pictograms and you

Jesse Ronneau (*1974 - Chicago, USA) - Richter 1 for cello, electronics and video (2014)

I-lly Cheng (*1984 -  Taipeh Taïwan) - Yours Mine for a performer with any instrument, voice and flexible tape (Live-UA)

Joseph Michaels (*1977 - Oberlin, USA) - if home - Collage for Cello, Beer bottles and playback (2019)

Cello, electronics, pictograms and you.

Don't look for a fancy title, a blah blah program text or a forced attempt to find an aesthetic, political or metaphysical thread between the pieces of this program.

What we have here are three pieces for cello and electronics written for Céline.

There is a cello with its player on stage (Céline) and a computer, mics, cables with another player (Remmy).

There is the work of three massively interesting composers who deserve to be in the spotlight.

There are pictograms projected as an introduction to each piece, serving as a riddle or suggestion for interpretation.

Also there is the desire to be on stage and to share this music with you.

Foto: Daniela Wolf


Céline Papion is a singular, curious and versatile artist. She is a cellist, an interpreter of contemporary and early music, but also a performer, a concert designer and an artistic director. Her work and commitment in the field of contemporary music was awarded the “International Bodensee-Konferenz” prize for the interpretation of contemporary music in 2019.

She initiates, designs, plays and directs her own projects. She works in close collaboration with composers such as I-lly Cheng, Toshio Hosokawa, Joseph Michaels, Jesse Ronneau, Steffen Krebber, Oliver S. Frick and contemporary artists such as visual artists Aldo van den Broek and Adeline Fonknechten, video artists Peter Welz, Hanae Utamura and Deema Shahin, lighting artist Laurenz Theinert, actress Franziska Schmitz, directors Julia Dina Heße, Sebastian Bauer and Anna Drescher. She is a founding member of the Duo Marie M. and the collective S-K-A-M (Stuttgarter Kollektiv für aktuelle Musik).