Synthetic Soundwalk (2015)

Fixed Media (9 min)

Synthetic Soundwalk draws on the writing espoused by Murray Schafer regarding the soundscape: a musical compositions made directly from or to mimic, electronically, a natural environment. Schafer believes that society has become dominated by “eye culture" by putting strong emphases on the visual thereby causing the deterioration of an individual’s ability to listen.

 

The material of this worked is derived from electrical buzzes, hums from air conditioner units, noises from vending machines, and other sounds that tend to go unnoticed. It presents these sounds in both altered and original forms forcing the individual to confront sounds that they generally choose to ignore or forget, and hear them in a musical context.

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