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Friday, June 20, 2008
  Pour un monde meilleur

This June, like last June and the June before that, my brother Cory and I met up in Paris to work on a play with our cousin Fabrice Macaux at the Abbaye de Maubuisson.

This year the play was called "Pour un monde meilleur", and it featured a 12 person choir! Cory and I composed all sorts of music and sound design that used the choir together with our trademark electro-acoustic hybrid style.

Cory was a character in the play, whilst I was a shadowy background character, controlling all of the sound from behind a fence behind the stage area. I think the crowd could just see my head. I was doing lots of live sound design, manipulating recordings and live sound in real time to go with the dream-like atmosphere of the play. During one day of rehearsals and performance I took a photo every 10 seconds with the built in camera of my laptop. I've made a medley of the sound design and music from the production to go with it, to give a vague idea of how it sounded:



If you would like to hear what the choir sounded like without my computer trickery, here are two rough recordings we made in the Abbey:
Artemisia
Le capital toujours fondamental

I'm now back in Edinburgh, working hard on the Loop Machine, and enjoying the long summer days!
 
Comments:
Thanks for the recording !
"Malgré tous les sandales" ... ^^
 
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