Sophie Delafontaine

Creux-du-Van has been performed in Brussels, Crest and Strasbourg…

Although I spent all my childhood in Lausanne (Switzerland), my family comes from the Jura region. I did not go there often but I keep a vivid memory of a stroll in Creux-du-Van. It is a huge rock amphitheatre. From its heights, one has a spectacular view over a large part of the Jura region, but what struck me most is how you can see the various layers of rock inside the amphitheatre left exposed by the slow erosion of a glacier.

In this work, I wanted to recreate the specific atmosphere of that place, imagine the wind spinning inside this gigantic hollow and the water that flows between layers of rock. The strata overlap and then separate. Time flows slowly and inevitably reveals new landforms.

[English translation: François Couture, iii-19]

Creux-du-Van was realized in 2014 at the composer’s studio in Brussels (Belgium) and premiered on March 19, 2014, during the concert ÉlectroBelge at Espace Senghor in Brussels (Belgium). Creux-du-Van was a finalist at Concours international Phonurgia Nova (Arles, France, 2015).


  • March 19, 2014, ÉlectroBelge et nouvelles productions de M&R, Le Senghor, Brussels (Belgium)


Creux-du-Van (2014), 11:56
stereo fixed medium



Date Work Program
May 4, 2019 Sophie Delafontaine, Creux-du-Van (2014), 11:56 The Institute of Spectra-Sonic Sound / KEPW 97.3 FM (USA)
August 17, 2019 Sophie Delafontaine, Creux-du-Van (2014), 11:56 Martian Gardens #987 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)