the ritournelle project investigates the sounds of everyday life objects. It has been performed in theatres and arts spaces as well as in clubs and at music festivals.

It is based on the Ritournelle performances developed by the performance artist Anaïs Héraud-Louisadat together with the sound artist Till Baumann. Their collaboration celebrates the encounter of loops from found objects with Ritournelle as a practice of performance art.

Ritournelle refers to a repetitive phrase that grows gradually, resulting in new dimensions. Ritournelles are often found in children’s songs, advertisements or political slogans in demonstrations, among others. I adapt the concept of Ritournelle to compose performances investigating the specific dimension of voice and orality in the building of live images.“ (Anaïs Héraud-Louisadat)