[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 hidden acoustic spaces and non-human listening modes. Extended recording strategies have been used to amplify a variety of acoustic phenomena in the thresholds of human perception. The source materials used in the composition include VLF radio, electromagnetic signals, structural vibrations, infrasonics, ultrasound, close up, contact mic and hydrophone recordings.

All the original 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]