I am also deeply active in the creation of audio content for artistic and main-stream productions (music, films, video-games, exhibitions, etc...).


Current Activities

2015 Pourquoi j'ai pas mangé mon père
Director: Jamel Debbouze
Technologies: Laurent Benaroya, Maximilien Colcy, Nicolas Obin, Axel Roebel
Linguists: Julie Belião, Giulia Barreca, Marine Damiani
Theaters: April, 8th 2015

The first movie in which the voice of famous character (Louis De Funès) is 100% recreated from past recordings. Coming up in theaters April 8th, 2015.

2015 Juger Pétain
Director: Richard Saada
Maximilen Colcy , Maha Productions
Technologies: Nicolas Obin, Axel Roebel
Coming up: Planète, 2015

Recreation of the voices of historical personalities from past recordings for silent recordings for a documentary on the second world-war.


Films

2011 Marilyn
Artist: Philippe Parreno
Sound engineer: Nicolas Becker
Technologies: Nicolas Obin, Axel Roebel
Fondation Beyeler, 2012
Palais de Tokyo, 23/10/2013 - 12/01/2014

Recreation of the voice of Marilyn Monroe from past recordings for the short-movie "Marilyn" by Philippe Parreno.

Excerpt from the film Marilyn, by courtesy of Philippe Parreno.


Documentaries

2018 Les guerriers de l'ombre
TV documentary
Frédéric Schoendoerffer
Canal+

2010-2011 Transform your Choir's Sound
DVD on singing voice techniques
Laurier Fagnan, University of Alberta

  • Comparison of singing voice techniques
  • Time-frequency representation of singing voice

2010 Escort Girl
TV documentary
Olivier Ballande, Maha Productions
France Télévision

  • Natural voice transformation for speaker anonymization
  • ircamTrax

Exhibitions

2013-2014 Exposition La Voix
Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie - Parc de la Villette, 2013-2014

  • Head for the representation of voices into a 3-dimensional sphere
  • Participation to the short documentary "voice and identity" about text-to-speech synthesis and voice identity conversion, in presence of the French actor André Dussolier

Music

2019 Lullaby experience
Artist: Pascal Dusapin
Francfort, festival Frankfurter Positionen, 2 et 3 février 2019

2014 Cleopatra
Artist: Marguerite Humeau
Technologies: Pierre Lanchantin, Charles Picasso, Nicolas Obin
Serpentine Galleries , London, 2014

Cleopatra: That Goddess, NOWNESS, October 17, 2014.

Marguerite Humeau, 'Cleopatra, That Goddess' at the Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future from Serpentine Galleries on Vimeo.

2013 Aliados
Composer: Sébastien Rivas
Musical Assistant: Robin Meier
Ircam Manifeste 2013

Technologies

  • Automatic segmentation of speech into syllables and stylization of melodic phrasing
  • Automatic speech improvisations (using speech technologies and oMax music improvisation system)
  • Speech-to-sing transformations

2013 Duspelarjushak ? / Sprüullerjuchkchechkerch ?
Conference / Performance: Gérard Assayag et Georges Bloch
Technologies: Gérard Assayag, Georges Bloch, Nicolas Obin, Benjamin Lévy
Nouveau Festival - Centre Pompidou, 2013

Technologies

  • Voice performance on text by Jaap Blonk and video excerpts from The Seventh Seal by Ingmar Bergman
  • Automatic text generation (language models, imaginary languages)
  • Real-time speech improvisation: speech technologies + oMax music improvisation system
Link and Talk

2011 Luna Park
Composer: Georges Aperghis
Musical Assistant: Greg Beller
Technologies: Christophe Veaux, Pierre Lanchantin, Nicolas Obin
Ircam, 2011

Technologies

  • Automatic text generation (language models, imaginary languages) and concatenative text-to-speech synthesis
  • Prosody control of text-to-speech synthesis

2011 Hypermusic Prologue
Composer: Hector Parra
Musical Assistant: Thomas Goepfer
Technologies: Pierre Lanchantin, Nicolas Obin
Ircam, 2009

Technologies

  • Automatic spoken/singing voice segmentation
  • Unsupervised segmentation of glossolalies