Raphaële Dupire

Sound artist, France

Raphaële Dupire is a French artist born in Paris in 1986 and currently living in Marseille. She develops her work from the meeting of sound and movement art. She is a composer, improviser and performer.

Her sound work takes multiple forms ranging from fixed sounds, concert pieces, sound and image, through improvisation, performance and protocol, to specialized interpretation and installation. She also works as a sound effects technician and sound engineer for film and radio, and as a composer for the performing arts.

At the same time, she works in various organizations as a teacher (GMEM, Cité de la Musique, etc.). Raphaële Dupire creates and experiments collective sound creation processes and multidisciplinary performative scores.

Raphaële Dupire, ©Camille Thilloy

"Sur l'Horizon": residency program for composers

Her residency project at the Camargo Foundation was guided by listening to the place and its environmental sounds. At first, she offered her ears to the discovery of the spaces that shape Camargo’s environment, the species that live there, and the rhythms that animate it. Then, from this time of listening, she let the paths characterized by their sound dimension come to life by walking, exploring while being guided by sound. The aim was to observe a walking score, a hiking trail, marked out by points where one could hear and listen to particular things.

The relationship with the public was then conceived as a time of sensitive exploration of this sound space, a blind hike in search of listening points to be experienced. Followed by discussions and note taking, the notes and tracings aimed at becoming the sketches of the score (tracing, statement, legend, toponomy). Eventually, the score revealed an audible feeling in the landscape (so visually stunning) and proposed a guide map that, by moving from sight to hearing, allows all the sensitive dimensions of the landscape to be experienced. This sound trail was accessible to the public of the Camargo Foundation or of the Calanques National Park, as a sensitive path to be explored.

Learn more about this partnership with the GMEM here

  • Sound walk: Listening: opening ourselves to the horizon
    Thrusday, August 6, 2020 from 6 to 7:30p.m.
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With the support of the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Région Sud.