B-AIR Days - Cerisy

Seminars, workshops, concerts at Centre Culturel International de Cerisy la Salle Cerisy, France, 20-25 May 2023

How does the world sound to our ears and how might it sound tomorrow?

It's a vast question, but one that is unique among the disciplines, albeit transversal to them, that touches on the understanding and design of our inhabited spaces.

What does the soundscape of an urban space, a square, a hospital, a school, or the soundscape of a lake, a forest or a glacier, tell us? When do we really listen, what do we hear, not only the inhabitants, but also the world of beings that we live in? What empathy with the world does sound convey, and how does sound affect and shape our ordinary practices?

Approaching our disciplines through sound, and therefore through listening, calls for a different relation to the materials of research, but even more so for sharing and debating them. It engages the participants to find a medium of communication and creation that reflects both the sensitive part of the world, and the debates that drive our research.

This multidisciplinary seminar has modestly set out to achieve this by sharing knowledge, experimenting with situations and creating sound.

It was developed in 4 ways:

– theoretical presentations or reports of experiences in the morning ;
– small group work in the afternoon (writing, recording podcasts, walking, preparing sound installations, etc.) ;
– listening and discovery of sound installations at the end of the day or in the evening ;
– a creative workshop with students from art schools (Annecy, Tours), the conservatory of Cuneo, the school of nature and landscapes of Blois.

Cerisy programm


Seminar 1: the sound factory of the imagination

1.Giuseppe Gavazza: The Castle of Crossed Destiny, call for participative project

2.Evangelia Paxinou, Petros Flampouris, Nicolas Remy: 92,5FM

3.Ona Ballo: The heritage that remains. The sound space of the Romanesque churches of the Catalan Pyrenees

4.juL McOisans, Cédric Pichat, Nicolas Tixier: Radio Utopia News from the World

Sound Installations and Performances

Paxinou E., Flampouris and Remy: FM92,5 Sympathy Radio

Sébastien de Pertat: Losonnante

Shared Listening

Dj TwitxLab


Working groups (podcasts, B-air publication reporting, writing, walking, reading, etc.)

Sound performance

Thierry Mouillé: ISS

Shared Listening

juL McOisans, Cédric Pichat, Nicolas Tixier: News from the World


Seminar 2: the sound factory of the imagination

1.Helmi Järviluoma, Heikki Uimonen: Where to go? New directions in studying sensory environments

2.Lejla Odobasc Novo: Sounds from Sarajevo siege

3.Dana Papachristou, Georges Samantas, Petros Flampouris: Tangible Radio - haptic orientations on a deaf planet

4.Sébastien De Pertat, Marc Higgin, Laïs Janvion: Listening to the city between water, mountains, and industry : making sense of Grenoble and its hinterlands

Working groups (podcasts, B-air publication reporting, writing, walking, reading, etc.)

Sound Installation and Performance

Cresson Team: Les sirènes du Drac

Shared Listening

RTV program

FRIDAY 19/05

Seminar 3: the sound factory of the imagination

1.Théo Marchal, Nicolas Rémy: Sharawadji

2.Lolita Voisin, Olivier Gaudin: Learning by sound, becoming landscape designers

3.Perrine Poupin: Ambiance of a country in wartime: an approach based on Ukrainian artists' works in progress

4.Saska Rakef Perko: Sympthony for babies and todders

Working groups (podcasts, B-air publication reporting, writing, walking, reading, etc.)

Sound Performance

Cuneo Team: The Castle of crossed destinies

Sound evening

organized by students (Cuneo, Tours, Annecy)


General B-AIR Meeting

about the research report and valorisations Dessiminations"

Contents, participants, podcast and pictures of the seminar: