Campus sonoris : Instrument|Monument in Jussieu’s campus - Paris
Published the 16/09/2011
For the lauching of his artistic residence 2011-2013 at UPMC (Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris), and for the European Heritage Days on September 16th and 17th, Michel Risse and Decor Sonore turns the University into a theater of a very unique experience, during the time of a spectacular architecture concert which could and shall never be heard anywhere else.
The Paris « Quartier latin » (latin district) was born exactly where the UPMC (Pierre and Marie Curie University) is located today : the St Victor Abbey was at the XIIth Century one of the most prominent intellectual centers of the medieval western world. It gave birth to the Universities of Paris, where everyone taught, studied and spoke in latin. At this time, the word « campus » had not its modern English-American meaning as " premises of education, restaurants and residence built on vast green spaces ": it indicated a "wide free space", a "field (of actions)" or even a "theater" …
This new creation Instrument|Monument decyphers the University architecture as a score, listens to its structures and its furniture as musical instruments, to make the public space resonate, to sound out the campus : Campus sonoris.
Campus Jussieu (Architecture by Édouard Albert and Garden of sculptures by Adam Steiner)
Jussieu campus - UPMC Pierre and Marie Curie University
4, place Jussieu - 75005 Paris
Métro Jussieu lines 7 and 10
Residence of creation:
From Septembre 12nd until 16th, 2011
Performances - (admission free) :
Friday 16th, septembre at 8pm. Starting place Jussieu
Saturday 17th, september at 8pm. Starting place Jussieu
Campus Sonoris Team :
Michel Risse, Julien Bouchet, Damien Boutonnet, Didier Couchi, Kristof Hiriart, Sabine Montlahuc, Kimiko Otaka, Fabio Turini
Jean Grison, Nicolas Tauveron
Aerial fixation management
Flore Marvaud, Cédric Lasne, Gildas Celeste, Achille Bras, Alexis De Faramond
Administration and production
Communication and diffusion
This creation takes place within the framework of the 2011-2013 residence of the company Decor Sonore in UPMC - Pierre and Marie Curie University, in support of DRAC Ile-de-France.
With the support of the circus and street cooperative 2r2c