A project by David Bouvard in collaboration with MEG (Geneva Ethnography Museum)
Sound artist David Bouvard has created, in collaboration with the Geneva Ethnography Museum and with the help and complicity of Dimitri Delcourt, a sound journey made of unusual or everyday sounds stemming for the abundant sound archives of the museum.
These sounds and musics come from a multitude of cultures and have been recorded on various – sometimes surprising – supports; from the wax roll to the digital studio, from the Irish lullaby to the rituals of shamanism, from today to what seems to be the dawn of humanity, from the lakeside to the edge of the Pole.
Due to the latest sanitary measures announced in Geneva, we are only able to present two locations of the journey for now. The complete journey will be presented at a later date.
As a visual artist, David Bouvard works with sound, in the form of installations, radio creations or publishing, and also practices several instruments.
His creative projects are often done in collaboration: with photographers such as Geoffroy Mathieu for the exhibition ‘Dos à la mer’ (La compagnie 2008), writers such as Alain Lacroix (‘ILS’, édition La Compagnie), performing arts companies such as Ici-Même (2006-2015), or even schools.
He is particularly interested in public sound space, as in ‘Paysage sonore de Belsunce’ (La compagnie 2006). He collects, records, edits or diffuses his sounds, (‘war on the other side’, radio creation, Radia (EU)) but he also proposes to share the listening of a particular urban space without artefacts in workshops (with visually impaired people, rainbow institute) or public walks with in-situ sound creations (Clausonne 2019). He also works for museography (MUCEM :Babels, ‘Après Babel, traduire’ 2017, ‘Derrière nous’ 2019).
He pursues a work of “Field recording” and cultivates a passion for archives that has led him, for several years to digitize background music (magnetic tapes, 78t …) for institutions such as the MUCEM or regional funds.