The disruptive relations between sound and image in Poème Électronique

  • Nicolau Centola


This academic paper focuses on the installation art Poème Électronique, which involved the collaboration of a painter and architect (Le Corbusier) and a composer (Edgard Varèse) during the 1958 Brussels World Fair. The idea is to analyse the visual and sound dimensions, created from a combined set of rules, but independently developed by each participant. Based on a detailed and well-structured script written by Le Corbusier, Varèse developed a sound work without respecting the original guidelines. This important disruptive characteristic is structured in the relation between sound and image, and consequently in the interaction with the audience.



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Jan 21, 2019
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CENTOLA, Nicolau. The disruptive relations between sound and image in Poème Électronique. International Journal on Stereo & Immersive Media, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 66-77, jan. 2019. ISSN 2184-1241. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2019.