Syd Rey & Clémence Martel
Produced by Centre Pompidou for Couleur en rythme event, 2022.
Exhibited at On The Edge festival, Kantovel (IT), June 2023
Deep Organum is an immersive work that takes the form of a sonic wandering built around a forest of metallic pipes being are vertically arranged and coupled so as to resonate sympathetically. The resonance of the pipes, along with the sounds created by the environment of Centre Pompidou itself, is amplified and processed so as to create an oneiric soundscape inside which spectators are immersed and onto which they can project their own inner world. They can in effect touch the pipes, creep into the forest, generating their own personal path.
In the second version of the installation that was exhibited at On The Edge festival in Kontovel, a village on the slovenian-italian border, sounds were based on a collection samples we recorded in various places of the region of Trieste, as well as in Kontovel/Contovello's cemetery. All these samples are related to the specific border situation of Kontovel/Contovello that was somehow inherited from WWII and then from the cold war era.