Alarm clock

Alarm clock
Anne Moirier

- Description

2008- , Berlin DE, alarm clocks concerts

In collaboration with Aurélie Pertusot

Project of musical writings, performances and installations based exclusively on the use of alarms and sounds from our electronic and mechanical alarm clocks’ collection. The alarm clock is an outdated and utilitarian object. It’s a witness of a lifestyle : symbol of the work, duty to wake up early each morning. Our performances change the perception of these alarms, considered usually as an unpleasant and aggressive noise, in every case, as a call to order. We began with in situ projects in reaction to places (displacement of private sounds in public space, sound analogies in a garden between natural and electronic sounds etc.) We then explored the sound diversity our alarms collection and developed musical writings shown mostly in the form of concert-performances.

- Details

– 200 alarm clocks
– variable dimension
– variable duration

- Official website

À bruits Secrets, Myx'art Myrys, Toulouse FR, 2017, © Photo Anne Desrivières

Music scores, composition for 17 alarm clocks, About Blank, Berlin DE, 2011

Composition on table, Berlin DE, 2013, © Photo Priscilia Thénard

La symphonie des jardiniers, Metz en fête, Fragment association, botanical garden, Metz FR, 2009

Les réveils, sound route, Festival Musiques de Rues, Besançon FR, 2008

- Dates (selection)

À Bruits Secrets, Isola records, Myx’art Myrys, Toulouse FR

MultiTOU, Pavillons sauvages, Toulouse FR
Concert, Centre Culturel Libertaire, Lille FR

Quiet Cue #146, Berlin DE
SURVIVAL – International Performance Festival 2014, BLO Ateliers, Berlin DE
Festival Inact 2014, Hall Des Chars, Strasbourg FR
Multiversal#32, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin DE
Salon Bruit, Lichtblick Kino, Berlin DE

Postindustriale 2013, Tapetenwerk, Leipzig DE
Ny Musikk, Bergen NO

MARK II, Fyns Museum, Odense DK
lab30 2012, 11. Augsburger Kunstlabor, Augsburg DE
Open Mex, Künstlerhaus, Dortmund DE
Hörbar Ausklangfestival, Hamburg DE

Experimentelle Musik, TU Mensa, München DE
Experimontag, Madame Claude, Berlin DE

Festival d’art contemporain, décalage immédiat, Sierck-les-bains FR
Kulturfabrik, Esch-sur-Alzette LU