date and place of creation

July 2016

Hôtel Dieu [Rennes]

During Les Tombées de la nuit


15 organ pipes

7 drums

6 cellos (buttons)

2 banjos

1 accordion

1 (child’s) xylophone

1 harmonica

common name

Common woodlouse


The common woodlouse is a rare land-based crustacean.


It has 14 legs and measures 1.2 to 1.8 cm in length.


It lives in dark, wet places, under stones or on rotting wood. it is only active at night to avoid the risk of drying out in the sun.


Scavenger and eats plant debris such as dead leaves. it thereby contributes to plant recycling.