If that diamond ring turns brass

September 9th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

 A work based on the deconstruction of the lyrics in lullabies of various heritages. Recontextualizing words and images, I composed an abstract berceuse, around the mysteries, the fears and the peace that come with the act of falling asleep.This project is companion to the program called ‘Close your eyes and I’ll close mine’ that toured around Australia in 2012, with Anna McMichael, violin, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, piano, Isabelle Vigier, video. It is published on Unsounds, 2014.

Things that a mutant needs to know (more short & amazing stories)

July 14th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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The book is a collection of fifty-five short tales and fifty-five brief music pieces composed by a momentary collective of eighteen musicians. The texts are an assortment of tales written or compiled by diverse authors (from Lucian of Samosata to Virginia Woolf, Emanuel Swedenborg to Blaise Cendrars). There are stories of walking trees, burning dresses, illnesses mysteriously cured, and deaths surprisingly reversed. The music consists of sonic readings and reactions to the stories. Book with 2 CDs and enhanced eBook in english and spanish.
Editor Reinaldo Laddaga, co-curated by Unsounds. Design and illustrations Isabelle Vigier

KAO make & play

February 12th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink


Kroost! festival. Almere, NL

Doek improvisation festival. Amsterdam, NL


VIDEO  intervention during DOEK Festival, may 2014 Kao kids make an unexpected action during a concert session: they pop-up on stage and improvisers Eric Boeren and Benjamin Herman join in.

KAO make & play is a process based creative platform combining visual and physical expression. For kids age 8/13.
The participants invent characters, painting big faces on large brown paper bags; these will be the starting point for multiple explorations. Story-making, sound-making, movement and performance, are based on improvisation, observation, dialogue. KAO make & play promotes self-confidence and pleasure, in a process where there is no such thing as doing wrong.
Isabelle Vigier (designer/visual artist) Makiko Ito (dancer/choregrapher) Anne LaBerge and Jochem van Tol (musician and performance artists)
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photos: Ilse Schrama, Marion de Brea, Isabelle Vigier

MAZE ensemble

January 14th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink



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January 12th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Game and crowd composition

Upload sounds to an ever-expanding bank of sonic spaces. MAZE/trail adds them to a network which you can navigate through in endless ways. Play by choosing paths and listening to the soundscapes created by you and other users. www.maze.nu/trail



































concept: Maze/Isabelle Vigier, interactive design: monotone

The Academy of the Senses

September 13th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

The Academy of the Senses, Synesthetics in Art, Science and Education by Frans Evers. 
ArtScience Interfaculty Press 2012. 300 pages, english Compilation: Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei ; editorial team: Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, Joost Rekveld, Eric Parren; iconography: Joost Rekveld, Isabelle Vigier; design and production: Isabelle Vigier. 


DOEK Festival

August 28th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink


New identity for Amsterdam based improvisation festival DOEK. Logo, banners, program booklets, posters + website, and exhibition concept and design.