Creation
Installation

Fragments of extinction

An Audio Heritage of Forest Ecosystems
November 16 through Sat 28 November 2020,
T2G - Théâtre de Gennevilliers
Dôme

Free entry, limited seats available
From Monday to Friday, noon-2pm
21 nov, 2.30pm-3.30pm
22 nov, 2.30pm-3.30pm / 6pm-7pm
28 nov,2.30pm-3.30pm / 5pm-7pm

Free entry

Since 1998, David Monacchi and his team have been conducting field recording campaigns in the major tropical regions where large areas of intact virgin forests are still present, including World Heritage sites and strictly protected areas.

The sound structures produced by evolution over millions of years of interspecific acoustic adaptation are rapidly declining; in the near future it may no longer be possible to hear them in their original state. These excerpts give an idea of the diversity, richness and timbre possibilities of these soundscapes from forest ecosystems. This immersive listening focuses in turn on one continent (Amazonia, Africa or Borneo, etc.), allowing the discovery of the beauty and fragility of the Earth's still intact habitats.

An interdisciplinary project founded and directed by David Monacchi

IRCAM Ambisonic system conception:
Claudio Cavallari, Lenaic Pujol 
scenography and lights
Jérémie Henrot, Clément Marie
sound engineering

  • The Ambisonic dome  © Hervé Veronese
    The Ambisonic dome © Hervé Veronese
  • David Monacchi  © Alex d'Emila
    David Monacchi © Alex d'Emila
  • David Monacchi, Amazonie  © Alex d'Emila
    David Monacchi, Amazonie © Alex d'Emila
  • David Monacchi, Equateur  © Alex d'Emila
    David Monacchi, Equateur © Alex d'Emila
  • David Monacchi  © Alex d'Emila
    David Monacchi © Alex d'Emila