Art-science project with Julie Semoroz
Douze mille vingt Exhibitions, Perfomances, Concerts & Workshops
Born from the collaboration with the Flux Laboratory and Prof. Didier Grandjean from CISA – NCCR Evolving Language, DOUZE MILLE VINGT refers to the internal perception of sound and acts on the capacity to feel the internal physiological activity as indicators of emotions, of the body state.
Using recorded sounds – field recordings, human voices and various vocalisations and sounds produced by animals – and manipulated by software/hardware, the artist Julie Semoroz explores an utopian world where inter-species communication would be a reality.
2021 Upcoming Dates with Evolving Language
24 August – Summer School, Engelberg
4-5 September – Scientifica, Zürich
1-2 October – Symposium “Etre à l’écoute”, Sierre
With financial support from:
Past representations Montreux Jazz Festival
The NCCR Evolving Language was an organizing partner of a workshop at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 7th, 6.30 pm.
For this workshop, Julie Semoroz worked in collaboration with musicologist Charlotte Graber and Alain Dufaux, operational director at EPFL Metamedia Center. Together they went through MJF’s archives and made a selection of some of the greatest voices that made Montreux vibrate over the years. The public was invited to feel and try and recognise those voices during a sound and vibration blind-test: each participant will receive a transducer (vibrating speaker), with which to feel through various parts of their body the vibrations induced by the music and vocalisations. During the workshop, Prof Didier Grandjean, Pi for the NCCR Evolving Language, introduced his research on bodily vibrations and emotional vocalisations to the public.