Arctic Music

Sound Installation in 5.1
12 min

© Agathe Simon

Premiere of “Arctic Music” at the Tonband Festival in Stockholm, Sweden.
September the 8th, 2017, 8.30PM.

The sound installation Arctic Music was created from sounds recorded in the Arctic in May 2016, with several microphones: 2 hydrophones, a 4-channel microphone, a dictation recorder and a super-cardiod microphone. It comprises four movements:

  1. Inner Arctic (polyphony based on a sound diary recorded in the Arctic).
  2. Arctic Fragments (collection of silences recorded in the Arctic).
  3. For the Record (memories of non-recorded Arctic sounds).
  4. Dreamed Poles (metamorphosis of a soundscape: floating ice recorded underwater in the Arctic and above the water surface in Antarctica).

Special Thanks: Visby International Centre for Composers, Sweden

Agathe Simon is a Paris-based artist, born in 1977. After a decade of art projects throughout the world, she starts a partenrship with the art company The Group in Paris in 2017. She is also conducting artistic creation workshops at the Sorbonne University.

Agathe Simon is currently preparing projects in partnership with ‘Les Voûtes’ (a Parisian alternative art venue), the “C.N.R.S.” (the largest governmental research organisation in France), the Paris Cergy National Graduate School of Arts, the University of Cergy-Pontoise, and the Museum of Non-conformist Art (Saint Petersburg, Russia). These projects will include performances, films, and exhibitions.