Based on the research work of the Music and computer Lab "Laboratoire Musique et Informatique de Marseille" ( on Temporal Semiotic Units (UST), we have initiated an experimental audiovisual work that interpretate the different units listed in the book "Les UST, éléments nouveaux d'analyses musicale ( (TSUs, new elements of musical analysis)" published in 2003. There are 19 units referenced.

The UST are sound figures whose musical meaning is expressed temporally. They are the result of a series of remarks born from the practice of electroacoustic music. Each unit has a morphological and semantic description. We interpret each of them in a musical and videographic form.

For each of these UST chosen randomly, the two artists work independently the sound and the image during a period fixed, and on an imposed duration of 1mn 30s. On the due date, we assemble the video and the music without making any modification to one of the two sources.

This system of work, allows us to explore the following elements and problems: the research, the surprise, the error, the synchronization / not synchronization, the random.

The footage is filmed in the island of La Réunion (Indian Ocean, Overseas France) , New York (USA) and Portugal.

The musical writing is mainly centered on the research and the deployment of sound materials created from concrete sounds or generated by synthesis, from field recordings.

  • 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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