After having a small moment of re-thinking the City Baths install, I have decided that this is the best way to go forward for the research. I’ve been working on the composition for the sound. Here are some sketches and ideas for some sound pallets that I would like to include in the work. These sounds are derived from recordings that I captured in South Africa, but manipulated in ways.
The sonic material for this work is important to how people experience the work. My research has been concentrated on ways to get people to listen. Of course inherently the sound is the most important thing to me as an artist.
This year I have been thinking a lot about place and the role of place in the recorded sound. I’ve also been thinking about ways to manipulate recordings in order to use them as a material rather than a representation. I like using field recordings as materials as they possess an organic quality - a sound that isn’t dictated by a computer 100% of the time. Some things can be left up to chance.
My use of field recordings however is a form of synthesis, as they’re manipulated through various digital avenues and places together in composition.