resounding nonsites (2014)
This piece is a contribution to Nandita Kumar’s “Ecology of Invisible Cities” an App for a public sound installation within the Indian Art Fair 2014.
Listen to this environment, can you make out the natural and the man-made sounds? Are you certain that what you hear is there, an actual event? This sound map takes you to different spots, at different times, letting you hear the acoustic environment of these places. Not all of them are real, much like life in our digital society. Do these sounds tell you facts, can you believe that they are actually there? Our listening has changed, as have our sonic landscapes. The impact of digital culture replaces that of the industrial society, the sound spaces are altered by it. Can intense and focused listening change our reality?
The piece transports sonic events of human or natural origin, generated by machines and animals, by instruments and vehicles. This brief window opens onto a specific ‘point-of-listening’, a concrete perspective filled with sound signatures, acoustic markers, and auditory icons. The subjective assemblage of elements represents the PLACE and a specific SPAN of time.
skin | haut | peau (2000/2009)
instrumental compositon extended with live-electronics
The composition was performed at the Synthèse Festival 2009, the 39th Bourges International Electronic Music and Compositions Festival (30. May 2009)