Ici comme ailleurs Sylvain Monhcocé

Inspired by the novel of Lee Seung-U and by the avant-garde Japanese filmmaking of the sixties, «Ici Comme Ailleurs» has been composed and created as a cinematographic piece. Sound has been worked, transformed, to obtain stylized and contrasted images, similar to the ones that can be found in the black and white avant-garde films. The idea was to use the advantage that sound can carry in comparison to litterature or cinematography. With sound, nothing is imposed, the listener is free to draw images, conclusions, to live and interprete what he hears in the way he wants it to be. In a film or in a book, the plot of the story is clear and does not allow one be creative, whereas with sound two different people can get different feelings with the same sound, peace or fear, happyness or sorrow, reflecting only their own mood at the time they hear it. They are therefore free to create their own world/story during the listenning time. To reinforce this ability of sound, in this piece each layer of sound is used to create a composition of ambivalent «polyphonic-images» and «polyhonic-stories». Each voice of this polyphony convey a particular atmosphere and its own source of story telling and image drawing, different for everyone, which melt one into another to form a strong evolving structure. The listener has to decide the story he wants to live, only his feelings and his imaginative abilities will be responsible for his own experience.

  • Year of composition: 2013
  • Hardware used: Zoom H4N Instruments Matériel d’enregistrement
  • Software used: Ableton Max
  • Duration of the submitted work: 11:31
  • Production: Home

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