In they are always different, they are always the same the players work through a set of group actions. All players making a particular action do exactly the same thing, such as dropping an object from an outstretched hand, or stacking cardboard boxes on top of each other. The similarity of the action highlights the different ways in which people, behave, their attitudes and characters, and the way they undertake simple tasks. The title is a description of the band The Fall by John Peel.
they are always different, they are always the same was commissioned by Lutherie Urbaine with support from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. It was first realised as part of an ongoing project run by Lutherie Urbaine working on new music repertoire with school children in Bagnolet. The first performance was by pupils from École Paul-Langevin, directed by Thierry Madiot, at Chateau d’Etang, Bagnolet, on 14 April 2016.