The show Alan - T. is based on the life of the mathematician Alan Turing. A paradoxical life where scientific and social destinies collide with great violence. Alan Turing, an indirect hero of the Second World War, father of artificial intelligence, mathematical genius... and yet a victim of puritanical England because of his admission of homosexuality. Carried by the soprano Joanna Freszel, the actor Thomas Hauser (who plays the mathematician) and five musicians of the Ensemble Nadar, to which is added an electronic and video device conceived with Thomas Goepfer at Ircam, Alan T. conducts several discourses at the same time, in a true dramaturgical counterpoint. This musical biopic, a true opera of 80 minutes, is impressive in its sincerity, invention and sound creativity.
For the general public, the notion of artificial intelligence is reminiscent of Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which man and computer are engaged in a merciless battle. "Without going that far," says Pierre Jodlowski, the composer, "artificial intelligence establishes shared relationships. The composer feeds the machine with proposals and information that it processes before sending back solutions.
We are pleased to offer WAICF conference registrants and guests free tickets to this exceptional show, which will be held at the Palais des Festival on the evening of February 10.