Lullaby Experience

Lullaby Experience is a participative project imagined by composer Pascal Dusapin. It is open to all —children and adults alike—worldwide. Collected recordings (lullabies) provide the sonic material used for the musical creation of this installation / piece. Transformed and assembled, they form a singing map of the world, moving through sonic space like flocks of birds, creating the sound portrait of each city where the work is shown. More in the report and interviews in the video below.

English subtitles available

The video below shows simplified stereo examples illustrating the “meta-composition” process using the DYCI2 library developed at Ircam for the piece “Lullaby Experience” by composer Pascal Dusapin.
Each artificial musical choir is composed abstractly “at the narrative level”. It is defined by a high-level abstract scenario and a “musical memory”, so that DYCI2 agents can propose several possible instantations of the high-level “meta-composition”.

Pascal Dusapin conception and musical creation
Claus Guth director
Thierry Coduys IRCAM computer music design and mixing
Jérôme Nika IRCAM computer music collaboration 
Étienne Pluss decors, stage design
Dorothee Joisten costumes
Olaf Winter lighting
Roland Horvath video
Yvonne Gebauer playwright
Axel Weidauer assistant director
Clémence de Vergnette assistant decors
Gal Fefferman choreographic collaboration
Ensemble Modern

 With Johanna Berger (the girl), Renate Bahm (the mother), Nami Miwa (ballerina), Amadeus Pawlica (conferencier), Micha B. Rudolph (man), Paul Lorenger (clown), Markus Rockenbach (man on stilts).

World Premiere: February 2 &3,  2019, Francfort, festival Frankfurter Positionen.
French Premiere: June 2019, Le Centquatre, Paris, IRCAM Manifeste festival.

Interview of Pascal Dusapin, Thierry Coduys, and Jérôme Nika by Jérémie Szpirglas

Press articles and interviews about Lullaby Experience