bob vanderbob a.k.a. bobvan

folies douces
sound workshop and exhibition
2006

14 organizations took part in a year-long sound workshop based on the harvesting of voice material that is, by its very nature, destined to disappear (dreams, the babblings of toddlers, the memories of old people, the imaginings of an autistic child etc.). Bobvan weaves these elements into an acousmatic sound tapestry to create a sonic journey from birth to death, from the animistic invocations of small children to the last musings of old souls.

The project culminated in an exhibition at the Maison de la Culture in Tournai (Belgium) where the 50’ composition was spatiallized on a pentaphonic sound system. Listeners sat around a central pit from which the voices emerged, swelled and swirled.
A limited edition CD (2000 copies) was produced by the Ministère de la Culture de la Communauté française de Belgique.

Photo by Bernadette Vrancken