[in]audible

2013-ongoing | ca. 35′ | stereo for headphones and multichannel versions | live performance

unheard, out of earshot, indistinct, imperceptible, hushed, faint, low, infrasonic, muted, soft, muffled, murmured, quiet, whispered, muttered, mumbled, silent, soundless, still, noiseless, unclear, ultrasonic

[in]audible is a work based on the exploration of non-human listening modes. The project features a variety of sounds on the periphery of human perception, including phenomena beyond our usual hearing range, ‘hidden’ acoustic spaces, and ‘small’ or unnoticed sounds.
The materials featured in the composition were created using a variety of less-conventional listening strategies. The work includes VLF radio, electromagnetic signals, structural vibrations, infrasonics, ultrasound, close-up, contact and hydrophone environmental sound recordings.

All the source recordings were made in natural and built environments at multiple locations in Spain, The Netherlands, Germany and Slovakia during the period 2008-2012.

Originally commissioned by FONair (Cumbria, UK) as a radio piece for headphones. Premiere broadcast in January 2013. Further live versions (4, 8 and 16-channel) performed at multiple events.


Listen with headphones.

SELECTED EVENTS

_ Hipersonica 2016, FILE: electronic language international festival, São Paulo, Brazil [installation version for headphones]
_ MWW – Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, Poland :: opening exhibition ‘Silence of Sounds’ [live, quadraphonic]
_ Kinošiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia [live, quadraphonic]
_ microvolumes 3.33 – Sonoscopia, Porto, Portugal [live, quadraphonic]
_ (h)ear XL II – kuS, Heerlen, NL [installation version for headphones]
_ Invisible Places:::Sounding Cities Symposium, Viseu, Portugal [installation version, octophonic]
_ Hideous Porta #9, London, UK [live, quadraphonic]
_ sound.art.event, MKII Gallery, London, UK [live, quadraphonic]
_ Acoustic Ecology Symposium, Kent University, UK [installation version for headphones]
_ Hidròfons III, L’Estartit, Girona, Spain [live, special 16-channel version]
_ European Acoustic Heritage, Arqueological Museum Campo Lameiro, Pontevedra, Spain [live, quadraphonic]
_ Sonorities Festival 2013: Beyond Soundscape, SARC, Belfast, Northern Ireland [installation version, quadraphonic]
_ Ephèmére,Studio Loos, The Hague, Netherlands [live, quadraphonic]
_ HS63, Brussels, Belgium [live, quadraphonic]
_ FON Air Radio, Cumbria, UK [stereo radio version, premiere broadcast]