Nightsongs - Sound installation

14.10.2022 - 15.01.2023

For more than 100 years, the steel industry has been part of the landscape of the town of Esch-sur-Alzette and of the Luxembourg and Lorraine mining basin.

The Nightsongs project takes this nocturnal soundscape as the starting point for a series of electronic compositions exploring the facets of the night, their poetic dimension and their link to steel history. Using field-recording, the sound footprint of industrial sites in operation (ArcelorMittal, Belval) and shut down (Metzeschmelz & FerroForum, Esch-Schifflange) was recorded and edited to constitute a sound library serving as a basis for the musical pieces of the project.

The sound installation immerses the visitor in an immersive experience of sound extracts thanks to MadTrix's "Trinity" ambisonic multichannel system and thus puts conscious listening at the center of its approach. Like a sound machine traveling through time, the installation takes the listener through different temporalities and soundscapes while inviting them to inhabit the landscapes that resonate around them.

Music and sound excerpts: Ryvage (Samuel Reinard), Mudaze, Pascal Schumacher, Twin XXA (…) Denis Jousselin, Sophie Langevin, Elsa Rauchs, Claire Wagener / Text: Samuel Reinard / Field recordings: Oliver Lang, Samuel Reinard
 / Additional sound recordings: Claude Schlim, Samuel Reinard / Mixing: Cedric Fischer, Samuel Reinard, Oli Lang / Scenography : Do Demuth / Light design : Nina Schaeffer Artistic design and creation: Samuel Reinard / Production managers: Jill Christophe, Claire Wagener / Production and communication assistant: Sara Goerres

A production of Independent Little Lies - ILL in collaboration with Kulturfabrik Esch-sur-Alzette, Konschthal/Bridderhaus, Les Ensembles 2.2, Madtrix, CNA, FerroForum and Portable Peninsula asbl.

In the framework of the Esch2022, European Capital of Culture, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Indépendance foundation, SACEM Luxembourg, the City of Esch-sur-Alzette and frEsch asbl.

Opening hours October : Friday and Sunday 7h30pm - 9h30pm.
Opening hours Nov-Dec-Jan : Friday and Sunday 6h00pm - 21h00pm.

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