Wave Field Synthesis Special Program

Monday. 10.11 – 19h30

In addition to the German premiere of Filarium at Villa Elisabeth on Nov. 11th 2014, Michel Chion, Lionel Marchetti and Jérôme Noetinger play a selection of their works through the largest wave field synthesis/WFS system: Installed around the entire hall, over 2000 speakers, controlled by a computer cluster with 832 audio channels, allowing creation of sound sources anywhere in the space and providing a near-complete degree of immersion for the listener.

In collaboration with the Electronic Studio of TU, Faculty of Audio Communication, Berlin.


Jerome Noetinger and Lionel Marchetti
Jerome Noetinger and Lionel Marchetti

Selected pieces:

Michel Chion, Gloria (1994)
Lionel Marchetti, Natura morta (2007)
Jérôme Noetinger, L’epaisseur de la nuit (2014)
Lionel Marchetti, L’incandescence de l’etoile (1991)
Michel Chion, Blanche (1971)

Cellule d’Intervention Metamkine

An immersive live audio-visual performance, using mirrors, multiple projectors, live editing, tape loops and analogue synthesizers, by French filmmakers Christophe Auger and Xavier Quérel and musique concrète from electroacoustic composer Jérôme Noetinger.

Christophe Auger and Xavier Quérel manipulate film with 16mm projectors; accelerating, stopping, rewinding and burning the film during the projections. They apply chemicals to the films on stage, use colour filters and place prisms in front of the lens. Projected images are overlapped and layered on the screen, composing an ephemeral image out of individual light flashes, which are accompanied by sudden explosions of noise.

Jérôme Noetinger’s performances proceed from the sound potential of Revox magnetic tape recorders and Korg synthesizers, creating disparate electroacoustic sounds that mirror the dreamlike, evocative film images produced by his two associates. It is possible to hear fragments of sound and music recorded on tape, but also the sounds of the recorder itself; retroaction, tape echoes and other noise manifestations typical of analogue electronics.