Irvic D'Olivier
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Birdless

A sonic postcard from Costa Rica

Located between two American continents, Costa Rica is home to almost 900 species of birds. Equipped with parabolic and omnidirectional microphones, Irvic D’Olivier spent long hours in national parks awaiting rare birds. These include, among others, the Roadside Hawk (rupornis magnirostris), the Montezuma Oropendola (psarocolius montezuma), the Red-winged Blackbird (agelaius phoeniceus) and one of the world's noisiest animals, the Black Howler Monkey (alouatta caraya).

Direction
Irvic D`Olivier
Production
acsr (Empreinte)
Mix
Christophe Rault
Year
2013

Memory

Gérard Clamart’s Strange Adventure — Radia Show #104

It is the dawn of the 22nd century, somewhere in the Brussels city district. The central administration sends Gérard Clamart on an investigation. What seems at first like a simple formality will turn out to be a trip into the past.

Direction, Sound, Editing, Mix
Irvic D’Olivier
Story
Irvic D’Olivier
Fabienne laumonier
Sebastian Dicenaire
Voices
Michel Villée
Tamara Joukovsky
Additional sounds
Foschia — Rault
Scott — Eno — Ritz
Illustration
René Magritte
Year
2007

Canis Lupus Belgicus

An investigation in the tracks of the wolf

They are coming from Germany, France, Italy. They travel tens of kilometers every night. Have wolves crossed into Belgium?
Is Belgium ready? What would you do if you saw a wolf?
Canis Lupus Belgicus, on the trail of the wolf in Wallonia.

This piece won the prize for Best Sound Piece of the Year from Scam in 2017

Direction
Irvic D’Olivier
Guillaume Abgrall
Production
acsr
With the support of F.A.C.R.
Illustration
Isabelle Tonglet
Year
2016

Birds
and People

Discovering the Parc du Marquenterre

Between land and sea, the 260-hectare Marquenterre Ornithological Park is located on 260 hectares within a natural reserve. It is one of the foremost places in Europe to observe nature and animal and plant species. Several trails, lined with 13 observatories, allow visitors to discover this site without disturbing the birds. Open your ears and follow the guide!

Direction
Irvic D’Olivier
Editing
François Teste
Production
Irène Omélianenko
France Culture - Sur les docks
With
Philippe Carruette
Céline Verley
Alexander Hiley
Philippe Cirio
Year
2012

Chez Martine

The bar where Belgians still love each other

At this small café in Brussels, guests drink, smoke, and sing away. The regulars are Flemish, Walloon or Brussels locals like the singer Arno. Others come from around the world. While Belgium is culturally fractured, Chez Martine is a small pocket of European solidarity.

Direction
Irvic D'Olivier
Production
arteradio.com
Silvain Gire
Mix
Arnaud Forest
Illustration
Tom Blaton
Year
2011

Stromboli

A Volcano on the Sea

Four hundred inhabitants live and work at the foot of one of the most active volcanoes in Europe. Indications confirm that the subterranean magma is intensely active. Several times per hour, the crater breathes, loads up and explodes in a large plume. A symbol of life and death, a metaphor of creation and destruction, the volcano confronts us with ourselves and our fears.

Direction
Irvic D'Olivier
Translation and voice
Élise Gruau
Editing and Mix
Christophe Rault
Production
Marcel Xhaufflaire — Le Crayon libre
With the support of F.A.C.R.
Year
2010

Checkpoints

On the roads of the occupied West Bank

An incomplete list of obstructions in the occupied territories: fixed checkpoints, moving checkpoints, obstacles placed on roads between villages including concrete cubes, earthen ramparts, fences along main roads and iron gates, some of which are occasionally open. In 2007, the Palestinian people is fragmented as can be

Direction
Fabienne Laumonier
Irvic D'Olivier
Production
With the support of F.A.C.R.
Mix
Irvic D'Olivier
Illustration
Joshua Hough
Year
2007

La Mémoire

Une étrange aventure de Gérard Clamart — Radia #104

It is the dawn of the 22nd century, somewhere in the Brussels city district. The central administration sends Gérard Clamart on an investigation. What seems at first like a simple formality will turn out to be a trip into the past.

Direction, Sound, Editing, Mix
Irvic D’Olivier
Story
Irvic D’Olivier
Fabienne laumonier
Sebastian Dicenaire
Voices
Pierre Sartenaer
Tamara Joukovsky
Additional sounds
Foschia — Rault
Scott — Eno — Ritz
Illustration
René Magritte
Year
2007

Takiwasi

The House of Songs

In a remote corner of Peru, on the edge of the Andes and the Amazon rainforest, young drug addicts come to cure their disease of civilization using a medicine that is much older than the arrival of the civilizers. Purging, dieting, visionary journeys ... the treatment with sacred plants is tumultuous, but diabolically effective.

Direction
Olivier Taymans
Irvic D'Olivier
Production
acsr
With the support of F.A.C.R.
Mix
Irvic D'Olivier
Illustration
Olivier Taymans
Year
2005