THE RECORD / SOUND ARC
is a presentation of sound experiments in contemporary art and music
available on iPods - Apple digital juke boxes with headphones -
in free access to the public in the courtyard of the Couvent des
Cordeliers, specially converted into a listening lounge for the
Musicians and an artist (iPods 2 to 5) have been invited to
propose a subjective compilation, presenting some of the most singular
approaches to the musical creation of today with exclusive pieces.
In parallel, the ARC / Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
(iPod 1) presents a selection of visual artists’ intrusions in sound
THE RECORD’ signifies the rarely diffused character and sometimes
unpublished of the selected pieces while evoking the progressive
dematerialization of the media, from the object in vinyl, tape or CD
to the data file (MP3).
advantage of the multiple options offered by the iPod, each selection
is organised according to a specific arborescence, going beyond the
merely linear series of a traditional compilation. As a new exhibition
space, this medium allows us to experience a mode of diffusion,
exchange and listening, which challenges common practices.
OFF THE RECORD / SOUND ARC
will continue in different forms throughout 2004-2005.
First sequence (Summer 2004)
IPod 1 -
« Bandes originales »
Rarely broadcast and unexpected, these projects (video sound tracks,
concert recordings of artists’ bands, installations, projects for
telephones…) testify to artists’ profound interest in the medium of
sound, sometimes borrowing from referenced styles (rock, country,
electro, spoken word) with a declared and playful amateurism.
IPod 2 - christophe van huffel et motif_r
« saisons soniques»
(sonic seasons )
mixes, on the mirror mode, electronic and electro-acoustic music
referring to the four seasons theme, starting here with summer.
IPod 3 - Florian Hecker
member of the experimental Viennese scene, proposes computer generated
music, de-activating some of the functions of his iPod so as to
IPod 4 - Goran Vejvoda
et Hurlements » (Crisis and screamings)
minimal music pieces to noise, sounds and rock, from the voice to the
scream, between protest and instinctive explosion.
IPod 5 : Claude Lévêque
presents “Hyperactive child”.
A free access data base, the temporary display OFF THE RECORD/SOUND
ARC inscribes sound and music experiments in a real prolongation
with the visual arts, and is activated in a deliberately random way by
the users themselves.
Anne Dressen and Angeline Scherf
sound experiment of christophe van hufel, motif_r and Goran Vejvoda on
july 5, 2004 *
Information : (33) 1 53 67 40 50
This event was
made possible by APPLE.
from the generous contribution of
Direction des Parcs et Jardins de la Ville de Paris, IKEA, Self
Matic and France Télécom for the fitting-out of the
les Amis du Musée d’Art moderne
de la Ville de Paris for the booklet publication and Librairie Loewy
for the loan of sound materials.
moderne de la Ville de Paris
Courtyard of the Couvent des Cordeliers : 15, rue de l’Ecole de
Médecine 75006 Paris – France - 12 h – 20 h (closed on Monday)
Marion Guilmot & Maud Ohana - :
(33) 1 53 67 40 50 / fax : (33) 1 47 23 35 98 -