self-interactive sound installation

écosysteme(s) is a self-interactive sound installation inspired by the communication techniques of orthopteran insects.
Placed on a listening desk, about twenty speakers of different models broadcast sound samples whose spectra and behaviours are inspired by bug songs. This device allows a global listening point of a sound microcosm.
Thanks to two listening microphones and a trigger and threshold system, each sample enters or disappears, depending on the « sonic space » it can occupy. The audience is thus taken into consideration and its sound presence modifies the behaviour of the environment that tries to find a balance.
The form is vivid and unpredictable, in a hesitation between naturalist and artificial landscape, between chaotic sound swarms and formed patterns.
It invites attentive listening and silence.

© Estelle Schorpp