Music, sound design, sound installation by Jerome Baur
Sound installation, Parc des Rives Yverdon-les-bains - Switzerland - 2014
A piece of a sleeping city with the silent walls of a theater when it is closed,
a sound installation, a ”mood clock”, a blackboards and chalk at the disposal of the imagination of the passers-by...
When it is not used for shows, concerts or rehearsals, the Elysabethan Theater "Petit Globe" is an empty and mute shell... The genious idea of Michèle Dyson (co-administrator of the Petit Globe) with the help of Jérôme Baur (film music composer), was to give life to these silent walls by creating an original sound installation, divided into two activities:
The mood clock
That chimes the hours between 10am and midnight with a sound montage of a few seconds as improbable as it is inspiring.
The sound landscape, audio tales without words
For children of all ages, broadcast every day at 10 am and 4 pm and lasting 2 x 10 minutes. Sound sets, or "audio tales without words" for children of all ages, broadcast every day at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and lasting 2 x 10 minutes.
Blackboards and chalkboards are arranged on the outside facades of the theatre, at the disposal of the imagination. Inspired by sounds and music, everyone can create their own story and also participate in the competition.
The sound sets
Each day, the sound sets draw different scenes (pirates, the legend of Northland, not far from the high castle, the jungle, a dive into the abyss of the ocean...).
The mood clock
This clock proposes to the walker who crosses one of my sounds each hour, to change his-her mood and dreams for a few moments.
To orchestrate these tales, I used a wide spectrum of sounds of my own making.
For example in the music ”THE FORGOTTEN CAVE”, I used a recording that I had made in a cave in Cuba. There, with my wife, we were visiting this mineral and marvelous place, accompanied by a Cuban guide and also musician.
In a large room where a forest of stalagtites and stalagmites were enthroned, he and I had fun playing percussions on these resonant stone scultures, a real and funny jam session ! All these sounds made me think of a marimba crossed with a vibraphone or a Lithophone. So, I recorded several of these stalagtites with the idea of later creating an instrument in my studio. I composed this track with it.