Mestral, Charles de


La composition de l'espace public sonore

L'espace du son, Vol. 2. Ohain: Musiques et Recherches: 33-35.

Language(s): French


Acoustic Ecology Soundscape Studies Sound Installation


After a short introduction concerning the role of sound in society, the author presents two sound installations, Sound cruise and L’Arbre. The first installation occupied a stairwell and diffused recordings of city sounds. The second installation, realised with the sculptor Paul Mercier, was contained in a sculptured tree and diffused sounds of nature. The public could manipulate the tree to perceive different soundscapes.

Abstract translation(s):


Mestral, Charles de (1991). La composition de l'espace public sonore