The Yerevan Metro Installation, a phenomenological approach.
Between 10th and 21th September ICAE2018 sonic artist Roland Kuit and Karin Schomaker held a workshop with the students at the TUMO Center for Art and Technology. How to create a sound art installation?
The students recorded the Yerevan metro system and edited these sounds with computers. F.i. to hear the emotion of, in the environmental sounds, the data was down pitched and the fundamentals (the frequencies we hear the objects of sounds) were filtered away. The residues were the upper harmonics, now in reach of our hearing, could be molded into a new language by these young students. All resulted into this installation at the top floor of the TUMO Center Yerevan, Armenia.
These in Yerevan recorded sound objects are not referring to a sound source such. These sounds were disconnected from their source becoming a physical core which can be studied as such. The term acousmatic experience refers to sounds that one hears without perceiving the sound-producing source behind it. A mode of listening which enables the listener to construct a taxonomy of sounds, by organising and classifying a limitless sound spectrum. The act of listening becomes a new phenomenon. The creation of this 16 speakers intallation opens the modeling of perceptual attributes of complex auditory images in space.
1 – The Yerevan Metro Installation, TUMO students 2018.
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