Locus Sonus Vitae


From December 10, 2018 until January 2, 2019, Grégoire Lauvin is exhibiting a sound installation in the main glasshouse of the Paris botanical gardens (Jardin des Plantes).

The installation Entitled Split Soundscape, which has been developed in connection with the Locus Sonus Stream Project , creates a singular sound space by mixing streams captured and broadcast in real time from France, Japan and Australia : a source of the Drôme region of the south of France that has historically been considered as sacred, a stream running through a mountain forest near Kyoto and the tropical atmosphere of the swamps around Brisbane. These "open microphones" are installed for this project by researchers close to Locus Sonus : Cyber Forest (University of Tokyo Japan) and Leah Barclay (Biosphere Soundscapes, Brisbane University Australia).

This project is part of Grégoire Lauvin’s practice based doctoral research completed in collaboration with laboratory AMU, CNRS, PRISM (Perception Representations Image Sound Music) and Locus Sonus research group, Higher School of Art of Aix-en-Provence), under the co-supervision Jacques Sapiega and Peter Sinclair.

Grégoire Lauvin will present his thesis “Split Soundscape, the sound diorama: the reconstruction of the sound space in real time” on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the National Museum of Natural History (Library of Biophysics, 1st floor of building 26, 43 rue Cuvier, Paris ) The viva is open to the public and the jury is composed of members:

Mrs. Dinah BIRD, Artist.
Mrs Christine ESCLAPEZ, Professor, Aix-Marseille University.
Mr Stéphane NATKIN, Emeritus Professor, National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts.
Mr Jacques SAPIEGA, emeritus lecturer HDR, Aix Marseille University.
Mr Peter SINCLAIR, PEA, Doctor, HDR, School of Art of Aix-en-Provence.
Mr Vincent TIFFON, Professor, University of Lille.

This exhibition was made possible thanks to the "ParticipArc"(Ministry for culture) research program ( ) and to the generous cooperation of the National Museum of Natural History. In particular we would like to thank Mr Eric Joly and Mrs Frédérique Chlous, for their help in making this happen. Special thanks also to Prof Kaoru Saito of "Cyberforest" , Leah Barclay of "Biosphere soundscapes" and Grant Smith for setting up the microphones and maintaining the live streams for this exhibiiton.

Practical information :
National Museum of Natural History, 57 rue Cuvier, Paris 5th.
Open every day from 10am to 5pm, except Tuesdays. Full price 7 €, reduced price 5 €.

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