Thanks to everyone who came to see LE SON DU NOUS at the International Exit Festival at MAC Créteil this past weekend! We had a great turnout and two fantastic performances. We hope that you all enjoyed the show!
“[We will try to explore the effects of sound... In this show, this adventure, I have no idea what will happen-- during the show or after]“, said Philippe Starck.
This search for the “mysterious sound of us”, “[will start in the cosmos, we will land on the ground and pass through the air. We will plunge into the sea, and we will traverse the earth," says Starck.
On the inspiration for this adventure, the designer remarks that "[people are constantly listening to music and the radio. But we don't ask why. I believe it's because we're looking for the sound of ourselves. It lets you create an egg, an environment where you can feel secure. Even the most inspid little song, if it can do that, is the place we need to be.]”
“[We are taking sound, manipulating it, playing with it, and giving it a different place than it has today, for example, in movies and on television]“, Soundwalk founder Stephan Crasneanscki tells the interviewer.
Crasneanski gives a rundown of the unique soundtrack for LE SON DU NOUS, assembled using Soundwalk’s archives, built over the past decade. The sources are “incredibly varied”: from the three months he recently spent recording hertz frequencies on the Mediterranean for his Ulysses Syndrome project, to the collection of sounds and voice-mails from the events of September 11th used in the Ground Zero Soundwalk.
“[You can't explain sound: it is emotion]“, concludes Crasneanscki. “[What we will do in this show is create a moment of climax, of violence: if it is alive, if it makes you sick, if it’s disagreeable, whatever happens you will take that experience with you. You will leave with that emotion.]”
Listen here to Philippe Starck and Stephan Crasneanscki’s interviews for Culture Vive (French only.)
Radio France International – Interviews with Stephan Crasneanscki & Philippe Starck
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