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 duration: 24'19 or 16'25 year: 2012

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  • ISWC: T-702.956.106.8 Charles-Edouard Platel, composer

Sound textures to wander over the dream small town woven by Cécile Dachary.fildelacite

Scene 1- rumor: when approaching toward the town, the indistinct rumor progressively becomes more detailed, such as sounds of the street and of passers-by.

Scene 2 - inside the factory: a polyphony of machines in continuous or repetitive processes.

Scene 3 - at an inhabitant's: attracted by notes from a piano, we introduce into the home of a collector of sound objects.

Scene 4 - at the market: the stallholders' shouts, like choruses in the music.

Scene 5 - conviviality: around the bridge: cafés, restaurants and street musics.

Sound material: synthesizers, original sound captures by the author, Apple Logic sound bank.

Other remixed sound sources:

  • Aporee, project for an interactive world sound mapping: field recording of the Saintes market (credit: Martin Hogg), and of the place Denfert-Rochereau McDo (credit: François-Emmanuel Fodéré).
  • The brass band "The Onions" at the "6H du jazz 2012" festival: "On the sunny side of the street".
  • ", C.E.Platel and Armando Ghidoni, 2010.
  • Intro of "Songs of Praise" (Cyril, Frank & Nicolas), radio show on Aligre FM 93.1 Paris.
  • "The Window of Dreams", C.E.Platel, 1984.
  • Coco Platel (barrel organ): "à la Bastille".

"Over the city" was played in a loop in public premiere at the Cécile Dachary's exhibition during the Hélium artistic course in the vallée de Cheveuse, in November 2012.

"Over the city, portrait of a dream small town" was played on the MOTUS acousmonium by Guillaume Contré at festival Futura 2013 in Crest.


Pour s'aventurer dans la ville tissée par Cécile Dachary
To wander through the city woven by Cécile Dachary


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