AES Paris 2016

Monday, June 6, 16:45 — 18:00 (Room 352A)

Audio Projections 9—Binaural Audio from France Télévisions

Daniel Khamdamov
Gilles Porte, La Generale de Production - Paris, France
Gaël Segalen, IhearU - Paris, France

New Productions Using Binaural in the French Media Landscape

Presentation by Daniel KHAMDAMOV

TOUCHE FRANCAISE is a documentary web series ( 12 x 7 min) written by Guillaume Fédou and Jean-François Tatin, directed by Jean-François Tatin. The series offers a travel back into the French Touch musical scene, through a playlist of twelve iconic tracks of French electronic music from 1995 until today.

It revisits the emergence of a new popular culture, portraying
chronologically this movement and offering a sensory and musical journey back in times through an original and curated soundtrack of the French Touch sound. Interviews and never-before-seen personal archives of the internationally renowned French artists who contributed to this new musical style tell of a generational and global phenomenon born with the Internet bubble.

Each of the 12 episodes delves into one chosen aspect of this movement and focuses on one track and artist such as Laurent Garnier, Air, Justice, Daft Punk, Sébastien Tellier, Vitalic, Kavinsky etc.

Lasting approximately 7 min, the episodes are tailored for a quality audio streaming and perfect sonic immersion : binaural recordings and a spatial sound design offer the spectator a multisensory innovative experience.

Each episode ends with an original recording of the title track by a selected up and coming musician or band. French musician Christophe Chassol has composed the score and designed musical textures following his “ultrascore” technique, i.e., capturing a particular location's color, music, and sounds.

Presentation by Gaël SEGALEN

Dancers are musicians: Symétric à la lune (“Symmetric to the moon") is a musical piece made exclusively from the sounds of dance (moves, steps, breaths, …), a sound library recorded by Gaël Segalen in conjunction with dancers, improvising in public spaces, listening to their own sounds while producing them (mixed recording technics: binaural, stereo AB, mono, for many grounds, densities and perspectives).

Made originally for headphones (audiowalks organized in different cities), and for boat cruises with the geolocalized app Soundways (Cap Digital, Futur en Seine) created by “Collective Mu for Bande Originale,” an artistic exploration along the Canal de l'Ourcq, Paris and northern suburbs, summer 2014.
Composed, reworked and mastered by Gaël Segalen for vinyl Edition on Paris based label Erratum (May 2016).

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