Alain Moreau and Max began collaborating long before
Tof’s first performance.
It was almost thirty years ago. Alain had just finished his actor’s
training and was working intermittently for different theatres but
feeling often bored. He had forgotten about puppets, about the true
passion he had discovered a long time ago in the family attic. He,
nevertheless, seemed bent on becoming an actor.... But then one fine
day, during a common project for a street theatre company, the two of
them met—at last! Max had been hired to make strange musical
instruments and Alain to act several roles, one of them a rabbit on a
monocycle in an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Following this
exploit, our two fellow travellers set about creating their own street
show, which turned out to be the unforgettable Duo de la corde molle
(Duo of the loose string).
After two one-shot showings of this masterpiece, seeing that his
fellow traveller seemed much more at ease on firm ground with his
hands tied up with puppets rather than balancing in the air or perched
on a monocycle humming bizarre songs, Max offered to compose music for
the puppet show Alain and Agnès Lebun were tinkering around with in
the abandoned workshop where they rehearsed....
And this is how the show Le tour du bloc brought Alain and Max
together in a much more effective way!
You will find here a few samples of music he composed for the Tof.