Building for music - Patrick Bouchain and La Grange au Lac
By Patrick Bouchain (maître d’œuvre et scénographe), Albert Yaying Xu (ingénieur, consultant en acoustique architecturale), Le Quatuor Elmire
Architect Patrick Bouchain, acoustician Albert Yaying Xu and the musicians of the Elmire Quatuor tell and set to music the superb Grange au Lac (the Barn by the Lake), an outstanding concert hall, often considered as one of the masterpieces of Patrick Bouchain.
Built entirely in wood and accommodating on stage a forest of silver birches, the Grange au Lac is hidden in the middle of larch trees above the Royal Hotel of Evian (France). The building was built in 1993 for the famous cellist Msitslav Rostropovich upon request from Antoine Riboud, at the time friend of the artist and president of the Danone group. Since five years, it was born again thanks to the new Rencontres musicales d’Evian, together with the Jazz à la Grange festival. This place remains unknown for many inhabitants of Lausanne.
Invited to the Rolex Learning Center Forum of EPFL, Patrick Bouchain and Albert Yaying Xu, the engineer in architecture acoustics who intervened on the project of La Grange au Lac, will go back to their collaboration and what building for music implies. To their exchanges will respond the opus 80 by Mendelssohn, the Langsamer Satz by Webern and the opus 20 nbr. 3 by Haydn, performed by the Elmire Quatuor.
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Organization Affaires culturelles et artistiques de l'EPFL. Avec le soutien de: Institut d’architecture de l’EPFL, Section d’architecture de l’EPFL, Section de génie électrique et d’électronique EPFL
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