Sound installation

July 2018

Pors Rand - Pleubian

sponsor: Cavan Sound Discovery Center

This sound shelter is a project carried by the Center de Découverte du Son. Several shelters thus restore the coastal heritage. This is intended to be a place for listening to SOUND LANDSCAPES or soundscape (Murray Schaffer, 1977).  This shelter is located on the edge of Pors Rand beach, in the town of L'armor Pleubian. It is oriented towards the Sillon de Talbert and its nature reserve, which we suspected the opening of a breach. The Sillon de Talbert is a 13km stretch of coastline formed of pebbles and sand that sinks into the sea. Indeed, the furrow was cut in two by erosion in 2019, following a strong winter storm. 
The shelter allows you to observe and hear the geomorphological and ethological changes that affect the furrow  as well as the basin which shelters it, property of the conservatory of the littoral. 
Ethnographic sound documents are distributed there. They were collected by ethnologist Guy Prigent, a specialist in the study of coastal heritage. The sculptural form is inspired by various naval archtecture techniques while the clew is amplified by the cone. The focal point is located on the Héaux lighthouse. The shape also forms an inverted beacon whose sound signal warns of pitfalls at night, a conche: the first musical or listening instrument

High seas video

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Sonic ethnographic document and testimony collected by ethnologist Guy Prigent, specialized in the study of coastal heritage. This excerpt is shown in the sound shelter, along with various other recordings collected on the site over the years.

Low water video

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This micro architecture can accommodate 4 seated people.

Its conical shape allows sound to be diffused towards the listener.

A device for listening to ethnographic sound documents on coastal uses around the Sillon de Talbert is also available.

The documents are broadcast via two speakers placed inside the shell.

The materials and construction techniques used are those which have marked naval architecture, solid wood, aluminum, marine plywood and bending of parts.

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