Ceci n'est pas de deux is a piece for two alto flutes, video and cassette recorder. The idea of the piece circles around the question of representation and reality, as presented in Magritte's famous painting "Ceci n'est pas un pipe". The video images in the piece are the images of both players, pre-recorded along with the sound. The initial flute solo slowly multiplies in different directions, by means of cassette recordings and video images, transforming the whole into a kind of virtual quartett, in which recorded and real images acquire almost the same status, confusing our perception at times and thus playing with the boundary between reality and virtuality.
Marieke Franssen, Jana Machalett, alto flutes