Fondation Cartier / The Great Animal Orchestra
The Fondation Cartier invited UVA to collaborate on ‘The Great Animal Orchestra’, the 2016 exhibition that celebrated the work of musician, bio-acoustician and scientist Bernie Krause.
Krause has been recording animal noises for 45 years and has amassed a collection of more than 5,000 hours of sound recordings of over 15,000 individual species in their natural habitats from all over the world.
The studio supported UVA's creative approach linked together the various exhibition content elements throughout the basement space at the Fondation, weaving carefully prepared soundscapes by Krause, with real-time generative spectrograms to create a cohesive, immersive experience that reimagines Krause’s recordings and suggests scenes from the natural world.
The spectrograms form an abstract landscape, an interpretation of the various global locations and times of day that Krause made the original recordings in a way that envelops the audience in an enticing environment of light and sound.
Client: Fondation Cartier
Commissioned by: Fondation Cartier
Role: Exhibition design and delivery
Photos: Luc Boegly