An experimental audiovisual project, was born out of the research work carried out by the Laboratoire Musique et Informatique de Marseille on Temporal Semiotic Units (UST). USTs are sound figures whose musical meaning is expressed temporally. They are the result of a series of observations made in the practice of electroacoustic music. Each unit has a morphological and semantic description.

This project presents the result of the illustration of the nineteen units listed in the book "Les UST, éléments nouveaux d'analyses musicales" published in 2003.

For each UST, chosen randomly, the two artists work individually and without consultation on the sound and image over a given period with an imposed duration of 1 min 30. On the scheduled date, the video and music are assembled, with no changes made.

The video sequences are filmed on Reunion Island, in New York, in Portugal... The musical composition is based on the deployment of sound objects created from field recordings, concrete sounds or synthesized sounds.

  • Sjöberg Pulisciano
    Visual artist
  • Sjöberg Pulisciano
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 30 seconds
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Director Biography

▸ Noemi Sjöberg |

The alteration of reality, the human condition over time and travel are the axis of Noemi Sjöberg's work. She has worked in Japan, Iran, the United States, Egypt, India, China and Mongolia. Far from exoticism, travel is a state of mind that allows her to sharpen her senses, to be far away to look closer.

Her works have been presented at IFFR Rotterdam, Rooftop Films NYC, Kassel, Flux, Oberhausen, MACRO Roma, Färgfabriken or La Panera. In 2019 she created the permanent work "Plongeon" for the city of Paris. In 2021, she worked for 6 months in La Réunion, creating 2 works on women and migration.

▸ Pierre Pulisciano |

Composer/sound artist based in Marseille. He evolves in the field of electroacoustic and experimental music. He develops both compositional work and live performances.

His musical writing is mainly focused on the research and the deployment of sound masses created from concrete sounds or generated by synthesis, field recordings. In his approach he appropriates the phenomena of technology and exploits the many characteristics of analog and digital. Sensitive to the effects produced by sensory stimulation, his compositions invite us to move through different "spaces" made of frictions of sound masses, which can suggest different states of perception.

Self-taught, he joined the National Conservatory of Marseille in 2015 where he obtained the prize of Electroacoustic Composition in 2020, with honors.

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