Compaigne Kahlua

Title: Ceci n’est pas une balle

Category: Body Percussion

Instrumentation: Body, Tape, small Ball

Difficulty: Advanced

Publisher: Alfonce Production

(Booklet containing solo and trio version with tape)


The piece was premiered as a solo version by Alexandre Esperet, the winner of the International TROMP Competition in 2012. This theatrical version allows a single player to play with an imaginary ball while imitating the sounds and rhythms from the tape. At the end of the piece, the ball becomes real, which has a surprising yet magical effect on the audience. It is an entertaining piece that requires a lot of movement and acting from the performer.

-Mya Pennington