In front of a landscape
sound performance with 2 speakers
2006/2015

outdoor session
duration 45 minutes

François Villon public library, Paris, 2019 (in front of the street)
Bois de sculptures, CIAP, Île-de-Vassivière, 2015 (in front of a lake)
Festival GMEM, Campagne Pastré park, Marseille, 2013 (in the woods)
abbaye de Maubuisson park, Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône, 2009 (in a park)
Festival Ondulations, Transat Vidéo, Saint-Laurent-de-Tergatte, 2006 (in front of a lake)

version with 16 speakers and 6 listening situations
Programmation Habiter le lieu, Prieuré St-Cosme, 2021 (in a public garden – cur. Anne-Laure Chamboissier) 

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Outdoor listening session.
The audience is seated, gathered in front of two speakers and facing a landscape. The listening is stereo, distracted or focused, environmental and narrative and based on the contemplation of the place. The voices, the sound and musical elements, the silences, maintain a relationship of rupture, dialogue and coincidence with the sounds naturally or accidentally produced by the place and the distance.
Several spoken, musical and landscape sound pieces following each other up give rise to a long open and fragmented story.

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1 Île-de-Vassivière  photo Muriel Meunier / 2 abbaye de Maubuisson – photo D.P. / 3 St-Laurent-de-Tergatte  photo D.P.


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version with 16 speakers and 6 listening situations

Partly live (improvised mixing from a central point at certain times) and partly fixed, this sound action in the landscape uses a set of 10 speakers on pedestal, distributed by 2 or by 4 according to different points of view, and offers several listening situations: individual or collective, mobile or fixed, sitting on benches, deckchairs or cushions, in fee, short or long durations.

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Prieuré St-Cosme-demeure de Ronsard, Tours – photos D.P. except 5-13-20 Anne-Laure Chamboissier and 8-21 Xavier Selva

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The sound performance can also take place in front of un urban landscape, from a privileged point of view.

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François Villon public library, Paris  photo Philippe Diaz

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