Since its origins, HowNow, a company founded by Florentin Ginot, has been developing innovative artistic forms based on modern music into scenic forms, alongside contemporary dance, theatre and circus.
This adventure began in October 2017 at the Panthéon in Paris with the musical conception of the show La Mécanique de l’Histoire, by choreographer Yoann Bourgeois.
HowNow then developed an international approach to the presentation of its shows, which quickly led it to work with partners such as the Biennale di Venezia, the Cologne Philharmonie or the Institut Français du Maroc.
In 2018 HowNow initiated an exchange with the composers Georges Aperghis, Helmut Lachenmann, Rebecca Saunders, Sebastian Rivas, Frédéric Pattar, Liza Lim and György Kurtág. The show Not Here presents their creations in a scenographed and light designed space.
Not Here and La Mécanique de l’Histoire strengthened HowNow’s key idea and raison d’être, leading it to continue in this direction over the next two years: the strong connections that composers have with visual artists make music of our time a privileged artistic expression for the scenic formats developed in the performing arts, invoking the strength of image and scenography, and “sound sculpture” through diffusion technologies -spatialization, immersive listening, multi-diffusion.
From this perspective, HowNow will present in 2020 and 2021 two new scenic creations.
In the format of an audiovisual series in partnership with the Monuments Nationaux, five musical premieres will be created in various protected locations in France. In parallel, Situations will bring the Berlin-based artist Stefan Prins and Florentin Ginot together on stage in a half-scenical musical evening. Finally, the staged production The Waste Land will take the company north in 2021, in collaboration with Norwegian artist Helge Sten (aka Deathprod).