Report of my binaural Omniwave experiment on China’s globalization for the STEIM Project Blog.
My contribution to The Great Dutch Art Calendar of Tichris Publishers for 2018 is a photograph and an observation during my sound research into the globalization of urban China 1986 – 2015. Titled – ‘Time Lapse China’. In a max of 60 words I talk about traces of humanization of urban sound in China:
Visitors (including a variety of students from different Art Institutes) were walking or sitting in a sound-field, evoked by two ‘virtual’ speakers, mixed with mono sounds of several mini- speakers.→
the ‘virtual’ speaker, the Omniwave, explained by the inventor, Leo de Klerk (photo Cilia Erens)
Public Pilot ‘Time Lapse China’
November 1-4 in STEIM + during the Museum Night of STEIM and De Appel Arts Centre.
I had to learn to walk again.
I had this feeling, when at the end of June I started work with the audiofiles which are going to form the basis of Time Lapse China. As if I were jumping, stepping from one discipline into another.
Studio STEIM: Starting from point zero
200 cubic meters of soundspace and 15 loudspeakers are available, from minimonospeakers to Omniwaves (see link to Iphone movie).
A first reaction of an ex sound walker: ‘… headphones bring me to China and loudspeakers are bringing China to where I am right now…’
But how will I go on with that?
to be continued
After some 30 years of pioneering the concept of the soundwalk for a headphone wearing audience I want to take a next step in my development as a sound artist. This is my first blog about a for me brand new research in the next couple of months.→
For a survey of scientist Jeroen de Vos about ‘spectrality’ I contributed three binaural recordings.
Publication of his article including recordings in Leonardo, an academic journal published by MIT Press (Volume 26 2016).
If space can be perceived through sound, then recording and playback techniques allow capturing a unique spatial moment for later retrieval. The notion of spectrality as the invisible visible can be used to explain the embodiment of an auditive momentum in a space that is ultimately absent.
I just received a ‘Development Budget’ by the AFK to do research on how to develop an exhibition-context for ‘Time Lapse China’ (a binaural sound research on the globalization of urban China 1986-2015).
For me is this research a first: a development from headphone- to loudspeaker-presentations.
Relax tonight during the Rotterdam Museum Night in a 3D soundscape played through ‘sound arms’ designed for The Rotterdam Eye Hospital. My work (part of the art collection of the hospital) was put into service in 2008 in order to…→