The installation an-other voice, co-produced by Ircam and Casino Luxembourg, travels to the Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, as part of the biennial 2023 C-LAB Sound Festival in Taipei.
It is the result of a long research project that Judith Deschamps carried out with the Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique (Ircam) in Paris in collaboration with the researchers Frederik Bous and Axel Roebel, singers of different ages and tessituras and the composer António Sá-Dantas. Together they sought to reinvent, by means of deep neural networks, an 18th century aria that the Italian castrato Farinelli used to sing every night to the King of Spain to soothe his melancholy.
Inspired by the myths surrounding the singer's voice, the fantasies conjured up by childhood in the context of castration as well as by artificial intelligence when it comes to coping with human finitude, the exhibition brings together sound, video and sculptural materials, paving the way for an entanglement of new sounds and narratives.
With the voices of : Marco Angioloni, Vincent Candalot, Elsa, Judith Fa, Arthur Guivarch, Angéline Moizard, Gabrielle Savelli
Scenography : Gaëtan Rusquet
Design & software development: Paul Guilbert