Tag: small sounds

Small Sounds are the result of various sounding strategies applied to objects or captured from sources the natural sound of which isn’t readily perceivable by the naked ear. a feature of these pieces is the impression of sound being heard from the perspective of the probed sound source. to hear these sounds transducers of different kinds are used the same way a microscope is used to discover fascinating features of the real world too small for us to detect without it. such is the case of a piece like Sound Consumption. also a Tracing, the piece is defined by the use of a phono-cartridge to amplify the successive audible stream transformations in the life of a burning wooden match. Variations on a Shoestring on the other hand is not really a tracing because of the compositional element of writing words. what makes it a “small sound” is the sound of the pen rubbing against the shoelace. the variations occur in the mind with the realization that each time the word “variation” is written, the sounds produced display discernible differences between them—highlighted in some performances and on the video version of the piece—by the use of a slight amount of signal processing different for each variation. meeting David Dunn helped amplify my limited understanding of the vast techniques available for monitoring all kinds of situations on land and water

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    SOUND: Exhibition Catalog

    In celebration of the 11th anniversary of the exhibition SOUND curated by Gustavo Matamoros, Subtropics Editions is now offering a gorgeous 42-page catalog of the exhibition, designed by Arianographix and featuring stellar photography by the late Luis Olazabal. The catalog includes descriptions of the works, a thoughtful essay by David Dunn, and is currently available in PDF digital format.

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    Small Sounds Series

    Small Sounds are the result of various sounding strategies applied to objects or captured from sources the natural sound of which isn’t readily perceivable by the naked ear. a feature of these pieces is the impression of sound being heard from the perspective of the probed sound source. to hear these sounds transducers of different kinds are used the same way a microscope is used to discover fascinating features of the real world too small for us to see without it

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    Coincidence

    A Coincidence is the similarities in the sound shrimp make underwater as they hunt for food, and the sound they make while frying in the pan. This site-specific installation also involves a set of natural frequencies belonging to the elevator bay in which the shrimp can be heard hypersonically

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    Small Sounds
    On a Table Top

    A piece that uses hypersonic technology to create the auditory illusion of small invisible objects making sound as they move about atop a naked table top

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    SOUND
    A Sound Art Exhibition

    SOUND was primarily conceived, following a compositional approach, as an alternative solution to the effective presentation of Sound Art in a museum setting within the context of a group exhibition where the works presented occupy a shared space. — Gustavo Matamoros, artist-curator

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    Small Sounds
    in the Workplace

    “Small Sounds in the Workplace, represents a continuation of his work with sound produced by small objects. In this case, several independent speakers are distributed around the clinic’s work area, each containing iterations of small sounds, some human-made, others natural. The sounds blend into the work environment in ways similar to what happens in a relatively quiet garden.”

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    Music on a Budget

    Video version of one of the pieces from the collection, Music On A Budget