Olbers paradoxe

Live electronic music

Olbers paradoxe is a trio with spatialization on 120 loudspeakers divided into 4 groups, one common to the three musicians, one specific to each musician.

Between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., in the middle of the night... in solos, duets and trios... between mineral sound and deep silence, primitive whistling and urban polyphony, dusty cries and subdued voices... our own myths, fears, desires ... on an exceptional device of more than 120 loudspeakers... with scenography and lighting conducive to a complete night... nothing to see, everything to hear for an acoustic version of the Olbers'Paradox.

In 1823, the astronomer H. Olbers described a paradox: if the universe is infinite and an infinity of stars populate it, why is the night black? Every point in the firmament should, far or near, encounter a star. So according to this theory, the night sky should be clear. The Coppe/Decelière/Simonot trio draws inspiration from this paradox to materialize the complex and infinite relationships that sound can maintain with space, the links that exist between distance and power, punctual constellations and empty spaces between sources.

Concert directed by Dimitri Coppe, Rudy Decelière, Thierry Simonot at the Grütli Theater (Geneva), scenography by Vincent Deblue and Chiara Petrini, lights by Luc Gendroz

Electroacoustique sur 120 haut-parleurs