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Geological Soundwalk: Molière quarry

Dates and timetable

9 May 2020

Saturday 10:00 - 12:30

  14:30 - 17:00

Estavayer-le-Lac/Payerne Tourisme
Rue de l'Hôtel de Ville 5
1470 Estavayer-le-Lac

+41 26 662 66 80

www.estavayer-payerne.ch

Between an exceptional career, captivating music and a geological narrative, the visit promises an intense and unforgettable moment in a place steeped in history.

Lost in the countryside south of Lake Neuchâtel, the small quarry of La Molière reveals an exceptional stone. Made up of grains of sand, shell fossils and shark teeth, it bears witness to the slow destruction of the Alps by erosion. The exploitation of this typical Broye rock has been going on for 2000 years, attesting to an irreproachable quality.

The stone, the quarry and the medieval tower of the Molière inspired musicians Emilie Vuissoz and Didier Métrailler, who present an extraordinary sound experience: they create an original and captivating musical performance with natural elements and sounds captured in nature. Sound immersion will be made possible with wireless headphones.

The outing invites you to an encounter between geology and sound creation to live an original and emotionally rich experience.

Individual prices

Adult44.- CHF
Members of the association "Le Chant des Lieux"38.- CHF
Children (under 12 years old)0.00

Departure: in the village of Murist (canton of Fribourg); carpooling is encouraged

Presented by: Emilie Vuissoz (voice), Didier Métrailler (percussion, electro), Thierry Basset (geologist) and Yves Metry (sound engineer)

Number of participants: group of 40 to 55 people
Program: easy approach walk of about 20 minutes on roads and forest paths; Thierry Basset tells the geological story and recalls the history of the exploitation of the Molière stone; with musical interludes in the middle of nature, the musicians create in real time, inspired by the atmosphere of the place and its geological history
Travel and walking: four-kilometre round-trip walk, with virtually no difference in height.

Details: glass with the artists at the end of the performance

Weather: in case of bad weather forecast the day before, the trip can be postponed or cancelled.

Dates and timetable

9 May 2020

Saturday 10:00 - 12:30

  14:30 - 17:00

Estavayer-le-Lac/Payerne Tourisme
Rue de l'Hôtel de Ville 5
1470 Estavayer-le-Lac

+41 26 662 66 80

www.estavayer-payerne.ch

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