Silent Echoes. Notre-Dame
As part of the Ars Electronica festival
Sound artist, highly influenced by Cage's philosophy, the Californian artist Bill Fontana has imagined a sound sculpture which mirrors a highly symbolic place. Silent Echoes makes a hidden scene in Notre-Dame perceptible: the ten bells vibrate permanently. By means of seismic accelerometers—installed on these bells during an acoustic survey of the most famous building site in France—the acoustic image of the cathedral and the imprint of a city are revealed and projected elsewhere.
Sound Sculpture - Austrian Premiere
Commissioned by Ircam-Centre Pompidou
Bill Fontana, conception
Sébastien Jouan, Simon Perigot - Theatre projects, artist's project managers
Thomas Goepfer, Dionysios Papanikolaou, IRCAM Computer Music Design