Grandes Waves


Radio receivers, pedals


Grandes Waves is a performance that uses a radio receiver as the only sound source. Radio frequencies captured live are shaped by a set of effects.

We do not listen to many voices and music, but rather radio noises, electrical buzzing and other interferences signals whose richness and subtlety are revealed through a sound sculpture work.

Firstly, the LW frequencies that pass through the place are manually scanned in order to locate interesting sounds, then they are used as a sound source for a set of effects that allows to modify the timbre and the temporal structure. The audience listens to the gradual transformation of these sounds into music thanks to this radio station which has become a synthesizer.