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Day by day / June, 2005

...Le temps désenchanté... ou dialogue aux enfers

Sound and visual installation by Olga Neuwirth

Open air electro-acoustic project

René Clair's film, Paris qui dort, and a dialogue by the writer Maurice Joly (1829-1878) were the inspiration behind the sound installation commissioned from Olga Neuwirth.

Since the opera Lost Highway, based on David Lynch’s film-script, this Austrian artist’s eclectic tastes for cinema have been made evident. This installation, produced at IRCAM, combines the flow and immobility of Parisian clichés featured in the film, the action and inactivity of the fountains on Place Stravinksy and the emergence and disappearance of sound events.

Neuwirth’s universe impregnates this game, her knowledge of cinema, mastery of electronics and desire to leave the concert hall behind and inhabit the heart of the city, the same city captured on film some 25 years ago by René Clair.


Open air electro-acoustic project inspired by the film Paris qui dort. Commissioned by the Centre Pompidou. World Premiere.

Computer music by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou. Computer music production: Romain Kronenberg.

An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou and Ville de Paris co-production

Photo: Olga Neuwirth by ©Betty Freeman

From Saturday, 4 to Saturday, June 11, 2005, IRCAM, place Igor-Stravinsky

  • Sound Installation: 2pm-8pm
  • and Projection:  June 4 at 11:30pm / June 5- June 11 at 10:00pm; no projection June 10
Copyright Ircam - Centre Pompidou 2005.