Fonds EL - Emmanuelle Loubet fonds

“Alice au pays du sourire (Alice in the smile island)” : [audio cassette tape] “Commercial Smile” : [audio cassette tape] “Commercial Smile” : [audio cassette tape] “Early Morning” : [audio cassette tape] “Impossible to Sleep!” : [audio cassette tape] “Pachinco (Pachinko)” : [audio cassette tape] “Patchinco (Pachinko)” : [audio cassette tape] “Tokyo Rhythm” : [audio cassette tape] “TV Japanese” : [audio cassette tape] “Metropolis Tokyo - Tokyo Im Rennschritt” : [Hörspiel by Emmanuelle Loubet commissioned by WDR]
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Emmanuelle Loubet fonds

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6 optical discs
3 videocassettes
9 audio cassette tapes
1 graphic score
1.62 GB of digital material
11.28 GB of sound recordings
2 pillows
10 pachinko balls
3 coins
Less than 0.5 cm of graphic and other materials

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(1958 - Present)

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Emmanuelle Loubet was born in France. After obtaining her Masters in Musicology at the Sorbonne in Paris, Loubet went to the Technical University of Berlin with a DAAD scholarship. From 1981 to 1986, she conducted research on Claude Shannon’s Information theory, and electronic music, while also experimenting with computer music and musique concrète at the Tonstudio of the university. In 1985, she obtained her PhD in Musicology from the Sorbonne and then moved to Tokyo in 1986. She worked as an author and producer for some of the most prominent public radio broadcasting stations in Europe, including ARD in Germany. It was at this time that she developed a keen interest in the acoustic environment. She recorded Matsuri, a type of religious festival, from across Japan as well as popular epic singing from the Kawachi area in western Japan. Beginning in 1996, she became an autodidact in new media with an interest the dynamisation of sound snippets/data by real time programming as well as the automation of acoustic documentaries. In 2009, she received a diploma in Site Development and Server Administration from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM). She immigrated to Quebec in 2008 with the goal of working on sound projects for automated web platforms, as well as publications about the music and sounds of Japan. In 2012, Loubet moved back to Japan to pursue her career in audio and new media. As of 2016, she is a professor at Osaka University of Law and Economics.

Selected works by Emmanuelle Loubet:

  • Sound Locator, database driven online audio project (2007)
  • Sound Polaroïds, ABC (Australian Public Broadcasting Station, Sydney, 2003)
  • Sound Recycling, Infomercial (National Panasonic / Dentsu, Japan, 1999)
  • The Sound Recycler, Prototype for an Online Virtual Reality Production based on Sound (with the support of the Research Department of Kobe College of Electronics, Hyogo Prefecture and the Ministry of Sciences & Education) (Japan, 1999-2001)
  • Cyber Kawachi audio-graphics (co-production with the Banff Center for the Arts, Alberta, Canada,1997)
  • Kawachi Suburban - Sound Polaroïd (37'00, WDR, 1994)
  • Typhoon and Black Holes - Splinters from a Samuraï House (33'30, WDR, 1992)
  • Tokyo im Rennschritt - Sound Polaroïd (60'00, WDR, 1990)

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Fonds consists of material relating to Loubet’s artistic and professional practice, and especially to the projects documenting the epic story singers of the Kawachi area (Osaka Prefecture) (Kawachi Ondo, Goshiu Ondo, Senshu Ondo). The fonds is divided into six series based on various projects reflected in the fonds. The material in the fonds includes sound recordings (produced by Loubet), video documentation, digital photos, software that contains the Cyber Kawachi project, a graphic score and promotional material.

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Material for the Cyber Kawachi project was donated to Banff Centre Archives by Emmanuelle Loubet in 2018. Additional material was donated by Loubet in 2019. Both donations were organized and shipped by Emmanuelle Loubet.


Series were organized by project in keeping with how the material was shipped to the Archives.

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  • French
  • German
  • Japanese

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Production right of the sound recording of “Metropolis Tokyo: Tokyo Im Rennschritt (Sound Poloroid)” remain with WDR and copyrights with Emmanuelle Loubet.

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Only some material in the fonds has been digitized. Please contact Banff Centre Archives to explore the whole fonds.

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