Chanter comme des oiseaux (Singing like birds), Portfolio, 2020.
7 music scores drawn on printed Hahnemühle paper 220 g/m².
29.7 x 42 cm (11.7 x 16.5 in) each.
Portfolio in canvas board + inside flaps, fastening ribbons.
31 x 42.5 cm (12.2 x 16.7 in).
Solo exhibition They used to sing,
Irène Laub Gallery, Brussels, 2020.
Seven scores, each comprising two different songs, were composed after listening to bird songs from all over the world recorded by amateur ornithologists. One discovers unknown birds, whose names form a poetic universe in themselves. Their songs are described using the memory of human or mechanical sound experiences — throat scrapings, children's cries, complaints, but also bicycle pumps, trumpets with mute, etc. The intonations, pitches and lengths of sounds are suggested by signs drawn above each bird mentioned.