At the heart of the Hundred Years’ War in Brittany
With the stained glass window as the only visual cue, the voice embarks me in a soundscape screaming with realism. By small touches, like a kaleidoscope, it is about the Hundred Years War. And of the one opposing Charles de Blois and Jean de Montfort for the Succession of the Duchy of Brittany. But also of the fate of the men and women hostages of this interminable war. Taking refuge in the church on this summer day in 1347, this young mother returns from the dead to tell us their story.
A real journey through time
Horsesteps approaching, cannon fire, the battering of the church door, the breaking of glass, knights crossing swords, a few silences too… Here I am literally transported to the Middle Ages, in the church among all these panicked inhabitants in the heart of the raging battle… Emotion too when listening to a singularly beautiful song, enhanced by the binaural sound.
“Who loses, who wins?”
A timeless sensory experience
I remain for a moment with the headphones on my ears at the end of this experience. As if I needed a moment to regain the thread of time.
Exit my bubble, the sounds outside resurface. The laughter of children, a passing car, everything seems to appear to me more clearly: as if I had become aware of the importance of hearing in my perception of the world.