Our perception of silence is a very intimate and personal experience, ultimately connected to our perception of the physical spaces in which we find ourselves.
About Sound Installations
My installations typically aim to heighten the visitor’s experience of the installation site, or to offer a new or enriched perception of the surroundings in which the installation is embedded.
About Working with Sound
Can we work with sound in a space in the same way as we already work with light and color? Can we change the perception of a space through the sounds we put into it? Or should we try to create silence, so as to listen more closely to the sounds that are already there?
If I have a goal, it is that people begin to listen again— one small moment of attention is all that’s required. Perhaps they haven’t really listened since they were children. The tragic thing is that we are
learning more and more not to listen in our society. We tend to just put on headphones and ignore everything else.
Electroacoustics enable us to do things that were not previously possible. They allow us to uniformly color a space with sound, to move sound within space in decorative gestures and even transport the spatial characteristics from one space to another, or overwrite the sounds of objects and materials.
About the Installation "Silent Music"
In ”Silent Music“ with its numerous piezo sound sources there exists a parallel with nature. For example, while a single insect is capable of producing only very limited sounds, thousands of such insects create a rich and complex sound space.
About the Possibilities of Recording Technology
Through recording technology, sounds suddenly became sound "objects" that could be transported from one space to another and recalled at any time and in any place. This was a fundamentally new and previously unimaginable phenomenon that eventually changed the history of music and even artistic thought.
About Space and Music
In the last part of the 20th century, artists began to concern themselves not only with physical objects but also with the perception of space. Composers of acousmatic music created a new musical language based on acoustic and psychoacoustic principles rather than traditional musical concepts.