Acousmatic soundpiece, 8´57, 2020


Created for the VR Environnement Metaverse
@ Sound Campus - Ars Electronica Festival 2020

«Dérapage dans la ville» is an acousmatic composition that reflects on the magnetic tape medium as a vehicle for spatial sound images. As a tribute to the car radio, the listener is taken in a sliding road-trip downtown at night. It is a fast drift in various urban atmospheres during which sound objects coexist, are teared of, scratch, hit or merge together. The shifting soundscape emerges from the combinations of electronic instruments, found cassettes and voices, manipulated on tape loops. Working with speed and distortion, noises unfold as a vibrating experience of our urban environment and the way sound pollution shapes it.