Scenic creation

EXTENSION ODYSSEY

WITH

Sonia Wieder-Atherton (Conception and Cello)
& Alain Français (Sound design)

ABOUT US

Extension Odyssées is a spatialized sound installation that can be adapted to different locations, and in which the audience moves along a defined path. A unique sound experience.

“I had the impossible urge to be everywhere at once. To listen and see on the move. So the idea came up that a spark from the Odyssey would escape somewhere in the cities, in other places, while I was playing elsewhere. I imagined that this spark would be a sound, held, like a flame that flickers but remains lit endlessly. This sound is the second adventure of the Odyssey, that of the Narrative. A deep sound, made of a city murmur mixed with a deep, husky note. Over this drone, the cello chants, speaks and sings, also in a deep voice.

It’s a narrative, stanzas interrupted by long silences. In the hollows of these silences, voices with timbres, accents and multiple languages gather and tell. A scroll that could go on forever, winding its way along walls and lights.
I like the idea of sound, as a rallying point, in the middle of a city that’s constantly on the move.”

Sonia Wieder-Atherton

I like the idea of sound, as a rallying point, in the middle of a city that’s constantly on the move.”

credits & thanks

DESIGN

Sonia Wieder-Atherton

SOUND DESIGN

Alain Français

The Extension Odyssées installation was presented at the Maison de l’UNESCO in Paris during the Nuit Blanche on October 05, 2019.

New release

BACH: Cello Suites Nos. 3 & 4

“It’s a question of digging into the string until the phrase is born, along with its right breath. A sentence in perpetual becoming. It never stops being made and remade. I waited a long time to record them. And then one day, or rather one night, I began.”