2014 — Electroluminescent thread, electronic, piano Disklavier Yamaha DC6XE3PRO.
Portée/ is the interactive unfold of a musical score in space and a collective multi-sensory experience.
16 independant electroluminescent wires are deployed in a monumental asymmetric weave of light.
Visitors are invited to explore the spacial & interactive qualities of music, through a poetic setting.
When they touch and trigger vibrations of the luminous threads, the notes associated to each thread are played on an electro-mecanic grand piano. The melodies are triggered by the visitor but their intrinsic configuration remains out of his control.
Referencing the work of Iannis Xenakis, greek composer architect and engineer (1922-2001) the monumental
lines evoke the continous dialogue created between mathematics, architecture and music.
The proportions of the piece gives way to the gathering of multiple point of views that generate different geometrical outcomes : ascending, vertical, singular and chaotic. Each of them offer different ranges of interaction, conditioning simultaneously the intimate experience and global state of the space.
The melodies created by french musician Chapelier Fou (Louis Warinsky) evolve over time. They blur the frontier between manual and procedural music-score creation and force the visitor to question the origin of the music he’s hearing and his control over it.
Authors: Cyril Diagne, Béatrice Lartigue - lab212.org & Chapelier Fou - icidailleurs.com
Co-produced with: kikk.be
Exclusive partner: fr.yamaha.com
with the help of the Digital Arts Commission of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Belgium
Music by: Chapelier Fou — Ici, d'ailleurs, i_o (Deltas)
Thanks to: Yamaha, Gilles Bazelaire, Gaétan Libertiaux, Marie du Chastel, François Chasseur, Anne Bister, Kikk team & volunteers (including: Nicolas Chasseur, Xavier Dumont, Aurielle Philippartu, Ngân Piquery, Gilles Vandermeeren), Louis Warynski, Eric Bichon, Stéphane Grégoire, Pierric Verger, Sylvie Bekdouche, Karen Topacio.