NOMAD Touching sound

Bert Bernaerts & Tim Coenen with a group of school children
NOMAD Touching sound BIG BANG Lille 2019

"Touching sound" is a workshop that explores the physical experience of sound and music. First, the participants - students of group CM2 of the Jules Ferry school at Lézennes - learn the concept of "massage sonore" through working together for a couple of days. They learn to manipulate sound objects and music instruments to create a musical environment that is experienced as a "massage of the ears" by the audience.
As a second step, musicians Tim Coenen and Bert Bernaerts integrate the musical background of the participants to co-create a composition with silence, minimal sounds and spatialization as key elements. This composition is performed by all the participants of the group on the BIG BANG Festival in Lille.