piercing the imaginary
Sun, 03/16/2008 - 16:03
This work offers a situation with no signalled listener alignment, in contrast to the standard cinematic set-up, which assumes an aligned viewer, facing the screen. The listener is encompassed with the acoustic scenery, confronted with an auditory environment, where his/her perception is connected to the sensation of physical space. The sensation of sound being closely related to space gives the listener an involuntary closeness of the auditory situation (immersion). Interweaving realistic room situations with dissolved spatial modi, the psyche oscillates between an assimilation (psychasthenia) to and separation from space.
Digital audio programming with software like MaxMSP and Supercollider holds the potential of creating much more relational spaces using the possible materiality of 5:1 systems. Space is created by fragmentation and reconstruction of digital sound structures and positioning within the topological setting of sound, sound fields are layered, merge in time, movement and space.