Showcase01/13/2014 - 01/30/2014
Site and Sound: Acousmatic Spaces and Sonic Environments
Hanover Project, Preston
Site and Sound: Acousmatic Spaces and Sonic Environments is an exhibition which explores the relationship between acoustic space and physical space, interrogating perceptions of location, environment and site through sound.
Each of the works featured in the exhibition represents a close engagement with the role played by sounds in defining how a given place or moment in time might be experienced, remembered or perceived. Through processes of field recording, improvisation and experimental composition, selected works recontextualise and respond to specific locations, provoking insights of a philosophical, intellectual and existential nature into the experience of occupying and imagining such spaces.
Key works in the exhibition also explore the potential of sound to alter perceptions and experiences of a physical space, creating new environments through the installation of sonic material. Defined by Richard Kostelanetz as an ‘artistically enhanced’ space, acoustic environments of this kind give the site, ‘an esthetic character that it would not otherwise have …thanks to what the artist does, the space itself becomes a surrounding work of art.’
Site and Sound: Acousmatic Spaces and Sonic Environments will feature the work of artists including David Toop, Leanne Cunningham, Lianray Pienaar, John J. Campbell, Owl Project, Colin Fallows, Paul Rooney, Richard Skelton and Eimer Birkbeck.