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.

Nomad Touching Sound