[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Olivier Coupille — Migrations

Artist Statement


Migrations is a live electronic work. The sounds of the work are for the most part recordings produced using light-sensitive microphones. Other sounds are obtained by friction on materials whose resonance has been amplified. The sounds take their place in a temporal series determined by the working of a group of electronic “keys”. These keys are directed by several audio cassette players which are never positioned in exactly the same manner so that the relationship between the sounds remains largely unpredictable.

  • Olivier Coupille (France) was born in 1952 and lives and works in Paris. In 1979-80, he participated in the workshops and performances of Takehisa Kosugi. From 1982 to 1984, he studied the shakuhachi with Reihi Sano in Tokyo. His sound installations have been exhibited in galleries, parks and museums in Paris and Holland.