The Poème Électronique in the Philips Pavilion at theWorld Fair of Brussels 1958 was a unique experience, the very first multimedia project to involve a sense of the total experience of vision and sound. Realized by three relevant personalities of contemporary culture, Le Corbusier (conception, coordination and visual show), Varèse (organized spatial sound delivered over 400 loudspeakers), Xenakis (architecture of the pavilion), the Poème Électronique has never been repeated after the Philips Pavilion has been pulled down after the Expo. The Virtual Electronic Poem (VEP) project is reconstructing the lost artwork with virtual reality techniques. In this paper we consider the technical aspects of the reconstruction of the audio part of the Poème by describing the investigations made on the piece and by connecting the Poème to the whole Varèsian production.

Varèse's Poème Electronique regained: evidence from the VEP project

VALLE, ANDREA;LOMBARDO, Vincenzo
2005

Abstract

The Poème Électronique in the Philips Pavilion at theWorld Fair of Brussels 1958 was a unique experience, the very first multimedia project to involve a sense of the total experience of vision and sound. Realized by three relevant personalities of contemporary culture, Le Corbusier (conception, coordination and visual show), Varèse (organized spatial sound delivered over 400 loudspeakers), Xenakis (architecture of the pavilion), the Poème Électronique has never been repeated after the Philips Pavilion has been pulled down after the Expo. The Virtual Electronic Poem (VEP) project is reconstructing the lost artwork with virtual reality techniques. In this paper we consider the technical aspects of the reconstruction of the audio part of the Poème by describing the investigations made on the piece and by connecting the Poème to the whole Varèsian production.
International Computer Music Conference
Barcelona (Spain)
4-10/09/2005
International Computer Music Conference - Conference Proceedings
SuviSoft Oy
29
36
http://mtg.upf.edu/icmc2005/
R. Dobson; J. Fitch; K. Tazelaar; A. Valle; V. Lombardo
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