ABBAYE AUX DAMES’ CARROUSEL – SAINTES (FR)
MUSICAL CARROUSEL –ABBAYE AUX DAMES DE SAINTES (FRANCE) – 2018
Creation / Métalobil / AG Studio
Design Engineering / Manufacture / Installation / Métalobil
Client / Abbaye aux Dames
Creative consortium / Abbaye aux Dames / AG Studio / Modulo Digital / Blue Yéti / Métalobil
For Abbaye aux Dames’ “Musicaventure” programme, our consortium creates the concept of a musical carrousel where a Basilisk is living. Children and adults board into this roundabout and become artists!
A GIANT AND DIGITAL INSTRUMENTARIUM
Under a hull with metallic facets, the musical carrousel is a merry-go-round. Strange instruments of digital music can be played: keyboards, bows, electroacoustic instrument, wind instruments, percussions, accordions, harps, vocal cords… They are implemented into the Basilisk body.
24 participants take place in the merry-go-round and turn in an enchanting world where a praxinoscope also turns. A master of ceremonies encouraged participants to experiment instruments. After few minutes, the Basilisk interprets the sounds they did. Its internal software mix them and restitutes an unheard melody. This interactive partition is a collective work of art created by the participants at each ride. Every single ride is unique.