Symposium on the sound arts

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Symposium on the sound arts

Sound Art Symposium : Thinkers, artists and theoreticians propose talks or lectures on the subject of transforming the context of architecture and bodies through sound.

10:00 – 11:00 : Coffee and introduction by Julien Ottavi
11:00 – 12:00 : Laura Netz
12:00 – 1:00 : Coralie Fontanel & Jean Grimault
1:00 – 2:00 : Break
2:00 – 3:00 : Jenny Pickett & Julien Ottavi
3:00 – 4:00 : Andrea Giomi
4:00 – 5:00 : Keith Rowe
5:00 – 6:00 : Break
6:00 – 7:00 : Concerts : Keith Rowe – Andrea Giomi – Laura Netz

Free admission – Plateforme Intermédia


SonoMorphoTectural / MorphoSonicEctural

Transformation of bodies, situation and architecture by sound.

“I do not hear the world, I suffer it! ”

From this perspective, we first receive sound directly without choice or mediation. Whether we want to listen or not, we cannot shut our ears. Yet beyond this particularity, we can consider the world as a composition in movement; as a music, melody or as a sound object for a sole listener: you, yourself and your ability to hear a complexity of noises and sounds in a given space.

Each sound experience of a space is different from one person to the next. The context of a place may concern a group of people, an institution or larger communities, but the first experience of sound is generally non-shared, it remains essentially individual in its reception.

If the transformation of an architectural space by sound, what we will call the SonoMorphoTecturality, allows us to imagine the multi-sensory experiences of a place beyond the threshold and the limit of the materiality of a construction, the body represents  the ‘receiver’, an antenna potentially emitting with which the sound can interact and through this relationship provoke another vision of the composition of an architectonic.

How is this process played out in an architecture? What are the relationships between the body, sound and architectonics? How does this question our relationship to spaces and the interaction of our bodies with the diffusion of sounds whether these are organised or not? Why does sound affect the body and transform the listening space? How do we communicate a individual sound experience with others? Are there common experiences within these?

Can we really transform architectural spaces with sound? How does the context of a place intervene in this relationship? What are the relations we have with the structure of a place, its context and the desire to transform it? How can sound radically transfigure a situation and its operational space? What are the relations between sound, space and corporeality? If space and context can evolve by sound, how can the morphology of the body also vary according to the types of sounds, the volumes or the way of diffusing them in this space?