Quaky sonic pixels

Stéphane Marin

Acoustic Cameras
Acoustic Cameras

Media type
Field recording based composition
real-time flow of reykjavik, iceland webcam
Reykjavik, Iceland
lat.64.13548, long.-21.89541

Field recording based composition responding contextually to the real-time flow of a webcam (located in Reykjavik – Iceland) as a specific response to the Acoustic Cameras*, sound annexation project

Processed and layered delocalized field recordings
_ Kogalla beach, Sri Lanka;
_ Barcaghju beach, Corsica;
_ Canet pond, Saint-Nazaire en Roussillon, France;
Toulouse (France) in June 2017

The Acoustic Cameras Project

ACOUSTIC CAMERAS was inviting composers and sound artists to annex the real-time flow of webcams located in various places around the world.
The flow of webcams was intercepted but not modified, so they have been inviting artists to deliver a sound piece or piece of music related to these flows as these sound piece were acting as reality modificators.
The resulting work has been the encounter of a recorded sound piece and the live capture of a fluctuating landscape. Depending on the season, depending on weather, depending on time of day or night, the camera was sweeping continuously the filmed location (seaside, city or mountain) and wrote in real time the film of the artist’s music. Music or sound design, by monopolizing the filmed landscape, was soon triggering a narrative, dramatic dimension, according to the principles of film music. At the slight difference that the film was written simultaneously.


Sound artist, phoNographist, listening facilitator.
On the border between listening to the soundscape and “in situ” compositions, in the porosity proposed by a work that rubs the real, zealot of sonic arts in public spaces, soundscape artist, composer of multi-phonic sound pieces for in situ live performances, Stéphane Marin has been involved since 2003 in sound adventures in situ that go out to meet atypical spaces. Following many collaborations shared in France, and represented internationally (Singapore, Medellìn, Mexico, Suwon, Beirut, Poznan, Grätz, Valladolid, Manchester, Brussels, Saarbrüken, Killfinane), in 2008 Stéphane created Espaces Sonores, a company dedicated to contextual sound creation and arts of listening. His desire for spaces and his practice of sound push him to imagine devices and experiences that take the form of course or sound naps, soundwalks with naked or «augmented» ears, and performative architectural sound installations. Since 2008, his contextual in situ sound work includes An Umbrella For 2 audio walks to be shared by two people under an umbrella (Saint Charles train station – Lieux Publics – Marseille / Singapore Arts Festival – National Arts Council); Élémentaire an ecological and landscaping sound map ; listening walks like ListeningS to the SpaceS / SpaceS of ListeningS & re_COMPOSED re_ALITY: a live shared and in situ re_COMPOSITION of the soundscape; then )) archi_teXtures sonores ((: architecture auscultation shared in a performed installation. His field recording based composition, phonographic pieces, and radio shows are commissioned by France Culture;  Arte Radio; Unfathomless; Framework Radio; as well as the British Library. He regularly gives lectures and workshops in Arts High Schools in France and Belgium (ULB, ENSAT, ESAV, EESI…).

Project website
Artist’s website