In a music school, a trio of musicians playing Bach. There's a man that comes and goes, at once familiar and foreign to what we play. He used air, poor, indecisive. This man is an actor. He will play the Tobacco Harm Chekhov.
"Ladies and so to say, gentlemen ..." Why this conference? Why an academy of music? His wife asked him, "charitable purposes," he reports for pennies to the music school, and make a little bit helpful, who knows nothing about anything.
Who is this man wave, we know as and when he utters his lecture, finally, what he says instead of the actual conference, we will never know that the title: The Harm of tobacco . Nioukhine, the speaker engages in differing constantly talk about it, a detailed portrait, comic, heartbreaking and absurd a useless existence, whole subject to the authority of his wife. It, we do not see, we wait. When it happens, it's over, curtain. A life, a real life, nothing less, spent in front of us.
Michel Robin, the actor had played this text in his youth. He remembered it and wanted it back.
Floriane Bonanni violinist allowed him to give a different tone to this "conference". She wanted to make music more than just a musical illustration or breathing; she wanted to be heard and show correspondence, mirror games, reflections, between some musical and some texts. Somehow create a third partition.