Sédano et Solveig de Ory
La Ronde à Annecy en 2001
La Ronde à Laon en 2011
Sedano & Solveig de Ory
La Ronde is an interactive digital installation that invites the public to form a musical
and luminous round. Eight bases are arranged in a circle, each supporting a pair of
bronze hands topped with a white umbrella which serves both as a shelter and colour
To produce the
sounds and colours, participants simply give their hands to the bronze
hands. Each person in contact produces one eighth of the musical composition.
The resulting polyphony is based on the number of participants, and the notes played
are associated with colours.
In the absence
of the public, La Ronde remains silent and monochrome. Two people
(or more) can be in the same interval: each person gives one hand to the bronze hands
then creates the loop by giving the other person their free hand.
When the loop of La Ronde is closed by the continuous contact between human hands
and bronze hands, the music reaches its most complex form, constantly changing
according to the tactile pressure exerted by each participant.
To enter La
Ronde is to create and share a moment of musical conviviality, a
of human cooperation contributing to the harmony of the world ...