Audemars Piguet presents a new site-specific sound commission by Norwegian artist Jana Winderen in its lounge designed by Brooklyn-based Fernando Mastrangelo. Winderen’s composition, “Du Petit Risoud aux profondeurs du Lac de Joux” takes visitors on an acoustic journey across the Vallée de Joux, home of Audemars Piguet. Winderen’s commission focuses on sounds inaccessible to the human ear, encompassing various layers of the Vallée de Joux, from the 300-year-old slow growing spruce trees from the Risoud forest to the sounds made and heard by the fish in the depths of the Lac de Joux. Winderen amplifies the sounds of these ecosystems through high-definition recordings including a Sound Field microphone, hydrophones and an Ultrasound detector. Winderen’s sound installation is complemented by a live public performance, organised in collaboration with HeK, House of Electronic Arts in Basel.
Brooklyn-based Fernando Mastrangelo and his design The Vallée amplify the evocation of the dramatic scenery of the Swiss Jura Mountains set by Winderen’s sound artwork.
- Du Petit Risoud aux profondeurs du Lac de Joux by Jana Winderen
- Audemars Piguet, Art Basel lounge, 2019