Anemos Sonore

Till Bovermann

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Abstract

Anemos Sonore investigates into a hypothetical culture in which sound and dynamics are considered the primary source of evidence in science and research. I focused on the creation of tools and methods for a relatively simplistic research interest: the understanding of local wind phenomena. For this, I devised different scenarios, which incorporate the development of scientific tools for an evolving scientific culture as well as site-specific installations. A particular aim are site-specific installations which alter the sonic and visual experience of visitors to allow them for an alternate environmental experience. Its intention is to add tightly connected, semi-artificial keynote sounds (devised after R. Murray Schaffer) to the natural environment. The scenario is based on a ribbon with a magnetic, weighted centre element arranged between two electromagnetic coils. Installed at a windy location, the ribbon starts to flutter, inducing a constant change of the electromagnetic field, thus creating a unique electric signal. It is then captured and carefully filtered to eventually create a sonic experience. As known from cinema and film, a soundscape can dramatically change the perception of an environment. Anemos Sonore invites visitors to stay for a while, listen, and experience their surrounding in an unusual way. Set up are two systems where visitors plug in either their own or provided headphones.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art

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