La Bulle-environnement

Live Music / Installation

La Bulle-Environnement was originally a drawing done in 1965 by François Dallegret to illustrate the article “A Home Is Not a House” by the architecture critic Reyner Banham. It is, quite simply, an inflatable bubble. Under a transparent membrane, the relationship between inside and outside, house and home, self and others, is utterly transformed. In 2017, at the initiative of architect François Perrin, la Bulle-Environnement was first constructed for the Biennale Performa in New York. Completely rebuilt in France by the Centre National Chorégraphique d’Orléans in 2018, it will be installed at Les Subsistances to host a variety of musical performances and performance art, musical siestas and other participatory workshops.

Carte Blanche to ECHO

ECHO is an associative collective from Lyon bringing together young and talented composers, performers and musicologists who all share the same enthusiasm for the creation of new and innovative music. This performance combines pieces from the repertoire and original musical creations in an unexpected format.

Giacinto Scelsi, Ko-Lho
Nico Muhly, I Know Where Everything Is
John Teske, Six Graphic Scores (extraits)
Sofia Gubaïdulina, Musical Toys
The Mothers of Invention, Help I’m a Rock
Pauline Oliveros, Méditation sonore

Invisible Dances
Saturday 17 October, 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Lorena Dozio will explore the bodily states spectators, rather than performers, go through. Through earbuds, each spectator follows an audio program that guides them through various states and ambiances to create their own dance.

Playtronica workshop
Saturday October 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Playtronica studio gives a highly unusual performance—a concert of seasonal fruits and vegetables for the whole family to enjoy under the Skylight at Les SUBS.


Veggie Orchestra (workshop)
Saturday 17 October, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Playtronica studio will show you how anything and everything can become a musical instrument if you use your imagination and DIY skills! A fun, creative way to look more closely at what everyday objects might tell us if we asked the right questions.


Teach yourself to fly
6.30 p.m. to 7.15 p.m., free
The performance of Soundinitiative at the Hangar will be preceded by the Teach yourself to fly Listening Experiences where the listener is led to experience their own creative capacity in listening to their environment and to others.

La Bulle-Environnement by François Dallegret with François Perrin and Dimitri Chamblas
Project management: François Perrin, architect, in collaboration with the technical direction of the Center Chorégraphique National d’Orléans
Production and project management: Center Chorégraphique National d´Orléans
Copyright © 1965-2018 François Dallegret

With the support of the Ministry of Culture and Communication – D.G.C.A. – D.R.A.C of Center-Val de Loire, the Center-Val de Loire Region, the City of Orléans and the kind contribution of Performa – New York.

Modeling and construction Luc Boissinot, Julien Fleureau, Entreprise Ze Com, CAIRN – inflatable