Immersive Sound Installation
Musée du Quai Branly

“It often happens: we find ourselves listening to a language that we do not understand and yet we are curious about it, and we stop ad keep listening.These unknown speeches take us to a place, kind of elsewhere, which is perhaps the last real fragment of exoticism in a world where distances no longer exist, and where information is transmitted everywhere almost instantly. . The exotic is around us, and it is in search of new roots.

Atolls is a sound creation that takes as its starting point the intrinsic exoticism of the sources of the sound collection of the Quai Branly museum. Without following a real anthropological intention, Atolls organises the materials freely, following a purely creative approach to sound composition. The evocative power of sound, if it flirts on the one hand with the idea of ​​traveling in the Pacific, on the other plunges us into an abstract and immersive sound universe.

Atolls was created for the garden of the museum and is divided into four places which – like atolls – have common characteristics and evident differences.

Nature, rituals, village life, the intimacy of everyday moments, the aggressiveness of the songs of war, the noises of social life, are the pulsating heart of an electroacoustic, immersive and spatialized composition that was designed in close collaboration with the teams of the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac »

Concept and composition: Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch
in collaboration with: Victor Audouze
Sound engineer: Timothée Boumpoutou
Production: Platô
Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
Project direction: Anne Behr – Auditorium director.
Elodie Saget – responsible of the audiovisual database.
Stephanie Leclerc- Caffarel,  responsible of the collection Océanie