Sound installation

July 2018

Pors Rand - Pleubian

sponsor: Cavan Sound Discovery Center

  This sound shelter is part of a project carried by the Center for Discovery of Sound.

Several shelters have been placed on the coast and aim to restore the coastal heritage.

In addition, the shelter is intended to be a place for listening to the SOUND LANDSCAPE 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. The Sillon de Talbert is a 3 km long coastal strip formed of pebbles and sand which sinks into the sea (see bottom of page).

The shelter lets you see and hear the geomorphological and ethological changes that affect the furrow as well as the basin it shelters, property of the coastal conservatory.  

Video haute mer

46 anges de mer M. Queniecethnographie & collecte sonore G. Prigent

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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The structure can be moved, and stored,

in 2020 I decided to repaint it to give it a new bluish appearance.

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