The Silence Behind the Sonic World

The Silence Behind the Sonic World

The Silence Behind the Sonic World

Live Performance for five solo loudspeakers and earth

Live Performance for five solo loudspeakers and earth

manual regulation of the sound volume

sound is completely damped by earth manually in seven volume levels 

Performers: Max Joy, Elai Messell, Roberta Busechian, Pia Ewert und Juliane Winkler

Performers: Max Joy, Elai Messell, Roberta Busechian, Pia Ewert and Juliane Winkler

Errant Sound Gallery

Errant Sound Gallery

sounding bird's nest hanging from the ceiling

sounding bird's nests hanging from the ceiling 

sounding bird's nest, prepared with miniature loudspeakers

sounding bird's nest, prepared with miniature loudspeakers

From tweeters, the usually loud, everyday human activity, shrunken to a tiny size, only very softly penetrates the visitor's ear.

From tweeters, the usually loud, everyday human activity, shrunken to a tiny size, only very softly penetrates the visitor's ear. 

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The Silence Behind the Sonic World

With the process of hearing loss, the sounds of the outside world become quieter and quieter until they cease to exist, and inner sounds become much more present. From the ceiling of a room, several sounding bird's nests hang down at head height, prepared with miniature loudspeakers, and reproduce the soundscapes of various soundscapes quasi filtered and as if from afar.

Each of the nests, which are nested to form sound loops in the sound installation, represents a specific location. One of the nests, filled with sounds and noises, makes the soundscape of the city of Cairo audible alongside Berlin: cars drive through the delicate branches of birds, human voices or scraps of music cross the finely woven nest. The proportions of size and volume are converted: from tweeters, the usually loud, everyday human activity, shrunken to a tiny size, only very softly penetrates the visitor's ear. The small noises flow, jump, roll, pull, push and turn around the ear of the listener.

Live-Performance

In a tragic performance for five players, the process of hearing loss is portrayed in sound artistic reflection on the sense of hearing itself. In the backyard of the gallery "Errant Sounds" on the banks of the Spree river, five holes are dug out to regulate the volume with the material earth.

Parallel to the process of deafness of the composer B. with the gradual loss of various hearing ranges within the frequency spectrum, the entire sound is completely damped by earth manually in seven volume levels in the performance.

Performers: Max Joy, Elai Messell, Roberta Busechian, Pia Ewert und Juliane Winkler