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Travail avec Björk

L’équipe d’Arup a créé en coordination avec Björk la chambre d’écho acoustique utilisée sur scène pour les concerts Cornucopia.

Björk au sujet d’Arup

i would like to thank arup for a divine collaboration, their acousticians helping me design my own private reverb chamber i can travel with. it has been a pleasure ! warmth, björk.

Shane Myrbeck à propos de leur collaboration

“Björk is an inspiring collaborator — deeply creative and dedicated to exploring the outer limits of her work both musically and technically. She challenges her creative teams to work in the realm of the unknown and unprecedented, while balancing her whimsy with a remarkable depth of technical knowledge of even the most arcane aspects of her craft.”

“It was a lot of the language she was using. She was using words like ‘sanctuary’ and ‘private contemplative moment,’” Myrbeck recounts. “As you’re in the throes of design, you end up with a project vocabulary for things. This became the ‘chamber’ or ‘chapel’ pretty quickly based upon those conversations.”

“[Björk] often described two different voices that she uses for singing, ...
One is the one she uses on stage, that’s through the microphone, through the PA, and that’s a specific emotion for her. And then there’s the other voice that she uses when she’s singing by herself or in a nice acoustic room.”

“She was very focused on it sounding right first, ... We often work with architects, so there’s a form to study or a palette of forms to study. In this case, our initial question, was ‘Okay, what do you want it to look like ?’ And she was like, ‘Don’t think of it that way. It needs to sound good first.’”

“She wanted it to be as reverberant as possible…We kept using words like chapel or alluding to the cathedral-type sound...
there are some precedents out there in the world. Before they had digital reverbs, they would literally just have these concrete rooms in the basement and put a loudspeaker down there and just send the sound down to these chambers and record that. That was the old reverb effect. And those are pretty small rooms.”


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