Venues, milieux and sound horizons - Towards an ecology of listening

Thursday 08 March 2012 - 00:00 to Friday 09 March 2012 - 00:00
Venues, milieux and sound horizons - Towards an ecology of listening


Coordination Laurent Feneyrou

Sound always occurs in a venue, a concert hall, though also, more exceptionally, in situ and in places, open or closed, that are not a priori intended for music, that readily partake of natural models: there has been a long history of music in the open air, in gardens or within a landscape, by a lake, on a hill, even in an urban environment…
Now let us reverse the proposition: how would it be if the sound produced a place, revealed and configured a space?
This seminar intends, by focussing on the work of Salvatore Sciarrino and other composers, to explore these places, be they unassuming or permeated by a multiplicity of perspectives; these places, these venues as moments in the cycle of life, of the seasons and of the day, even of some cosmogony or mythology; these places as journeys, of the imagination, of the mind or of some private dramaturgy…
And these sounds that mark out a horizon are evidence of a distancing, a lontananza, as is so wonderfully put in Italian, of a suspended tension towards an elsewhere, another nucleus.

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Venues, milieux and sound horizons - Day 1

Thursday 08 March 2012 - 09:30

9h30 Welcome for the participants and the public

9h45 Introduction by Laure-Marcel Berlioz, director of the Cdmc, and by Colin Roche, artistic director of L’Itinéraire

10h ‘Building’ in sound
Martin Kaltenecker

10h30 Sound Silence Noise Listening
Pierre Mariétan

11h15 Place without horizon
Luis Naon

11h45 The critical ecology of the art of sound
Bastien Gallet

14h30 The ecological relationship to sound in Thoreau, Leopold and Cage
Jean-Patrice Courtois

15h Music-venue-environment
Jean-Luc Hervé

15h30 Wall [mur] of sound, murmurs [murmures] of sound
Philippe Nys

16h15 On Watsuji Tetsurô’s fûdo
Pauline Couteau

16h45 “Where is music?” asks Saint Augustine. Music and Khôra
Marie-Louise Mallet

Venues, milieux and sound horizons - Day 2

Friday 09 March 2012 - 10:00

10h “…un cielo notturno dalle bianche veloci nuvolette…”: Sciarrino and his listening places
Grazia Giacco

“Music of wind and stone”. Ecological listening and musical imagination in the work of Salvatore Sciarrino
Gianfranco Vinay

11h15 Sciarrino: Studi per l'intonazione del mare
Marco Angius

11h45 Jackie Pigeaud / Salvatore Sciarrino, in dialogue

14h30 “Dal Nulla al Nulla”. Salvatore Sciarrino’s poetic of the void
Pietro Misuraca

15h Les Moralités légendaires by Jules Laforgue: for a poetic of listening
Henri Scepi

15h30 Salvatore Sciarrino and his bestiaries
Laurent Feneyrou

16h15 Jean-Christophe Bailly / Salvatore Sciarrino, in dialogue