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Camerata de Lausanne

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Apr 16th, 2013. Artwork published in .
    Camerata de Lausanne 1
    Source: http://www.demianconrad.com Demian Conrad. Photos: Yvain Genevay. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Striking visual identity for the Camerata de Lausanne, a string ensemble of international classical musicians founded by Pierre Amoyal in 2002. Art director Demian Conrad writes:

    How can something invisible, like music, be graphically portrayed? […] For the Camerata de Lausanne, I looked for a way of visualising sound, but without using images from the world of music per se (notes, instruments, etc).

    My research led me to the work of Ernst Chladni, a German physicist and the father of modern acoustics. Chladni had discovered that by taking a copper disc sprinkled with sand and rubbing it with a bow, he could obtain geometrical figures. This fact demonstrates that music also has a physical effect on matter. So I followed the geometrical thread discovered by Chladni and used it on all communication media for the Camerata de Lausanne. To give it a more contemporary feel and make it more manageable, I had software written by Mathieu Rudaz which allows us to generate images directly on the computer using a specific frequency.

    […] I chose a very modernist and minimalist font, Neutraface. The geometrical architecture of this font contains echoes of mathematics, a discipline beloved by classical composers. In addition, we asked the typographer Emmanuel Rey to personalise the geometry of the logo by refining its micro-definition. The content is processed with the Plantin font of the printer Christophe Plantin.

    Read more about the project and see more images of it on demianconrad.com.

    Camerata de Lausanne 2
    Source: http://www.demianconrad.com Demian Conrad. Photos: Yvain Genevay. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Camerata de Lausanne 3
    Source: http://www.demianconrad.com Demian Conrad. Photos: Yvain Genevay. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Camerata de Lausanne 4
    Source: http://www.demianconrad.com Demian Conrad. Photos: Yvain Genevay. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Camerata de Lausanne 5
    Source: http://www.demianconrad.com Demian Conrad. Photos: Yvain Genevay. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Camerata de Lausanne 6
    Source: http://www.demianconrad.com Demian Conrad. Photos: Yvain Genevay. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Camerata de Lausanne 7
    Source: http://www.demianconrad.com Demian Conrad. Photos: Yvain Genevay. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The logo is Neutraface No. 2, meticulously modified by Emmanuel Rey of Swiss Typefaces.
    Source: http://www.demianconrad.com Demian Conrad. Photos: Yvain Genevay. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The logo is Neutraface No. 2, meticulously modified by Emmanuel Rey of Swiss Typefaces.

    The logo is Neutraface No. 2, meticulously modified by Emmanuel Rey of Swiss Typefaces.
    Source: http://www.demianconrad.com Demian Conrad. Photos: Yvain Genevay. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The website was designed by Demian Conrad and realized by Ergopix.

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