May 17 2014 – L’Amplification des Âmes @ Quiet Cue Berlin

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The audio-essay L’Amplification des Âmes will be presented at the Quiet Cue series in Berlin on May 17, 2014. Here is the full line-up of this evening:

Quiet Cue #138
Saturday, May 17th · 8.15PM

(Gerard Lebik, Poland)
Live installation using sound signals of VHS recorders and TV sets

Gilles Aubry (Berlin/CH)
“L’amplification des âmes” 4-channel electroacoustic piece

Bonnie Jones – electronics
Andrea Neumann – inside piano, mixer
Dafne Vicente-Sandoval – bassoon
Ute Wassermann – voice, objects


Gilles Aubry – L’Amplification des Âmes (2012)

L’Amplification des Âmes (The Amplification of Souls) is an audio essay on the amplified religious soundscape of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In 2011, Aubry recorded the sound of christian neo-pentecostal church ceremonies in Kinshasa. The use of powerful sound amplification systems is an essential element that contributes to the creation of new ‘urban religious identities’, while simultaneously sustaining some traditional elements. Made for the Global Prayers research project ( in collaboration with sociologist Gerda Heck, Arnold Maluamyangila and journalist Massy Nguvu, the work also documents an evangelization campaign by the Libambu Ministry Church and uses audio excerpts from the church’s own video-archive.
The piece will be published later in 2014 on

quiet cue 2014