„...The samurai of European musical
theater, he moves with virtuoso speed and silence among clarinet,
tiny violin and double bass, from raps recalling Bartok and Grapelli to
percussive gaiety and sinous ottoman despair.“
The New York Times
„... the music becomes the motor of the
plot. Jean Jacques Lemêtre has invented it... from an infinite
number of unknown instruments, tones and sounds."
„... instinctive desire for discovery, experimenting and playing
with a highly cultivated musicality and a subtly refined art of
composition. Past, present and future swing into a whole - magic for
heart and soul."
„... the music remains in one's
ears. Jean Jacques Lemêtre, the wizard of tones, is recalled
explicitely on stage after his performance and cheered by the audience."
„... On this stage there actually exists something like the olympus, the seat of the gods. It is situated on the empora to the right above the stage and it is the realm of Jean Jacques Lemêtre, who performs a drama of antiquity of a very special kind. ... beating the snare drums and stroking and scratching the strings of the bass drum, blowing the flutes and cornets - and sometimes even singing.
„...Par ses danses, par les musiques grondantes et déchaînées de Jean Jaques Lemêtre,...le choeur impose au spectacle sa direction.“
("...By its dances, by its growling and unleashed music by Jean Jacques Lemêtre, ...the choir imposes its direction on the spectacle.")
Le Monde, Paris
„...une musique vibrante et intensive, qui donne l’impression de remonter jusqu’à la nuit des temps, et en même temps tout à fait actuelle...qui donne (au spectacle) un espace intérieur.“
"A vibrating, intense music, which creates the impression to reach back to time immemorial while at the same time being very modern ...and thus endows the spectacle with an inner space."
Le Devoir, Montréal