18.-20.05.17 In the Sound Field #1 @ Errant Sound

Rosa dos sons

Rosa dos sons © Laura Mello

Rosa dos sons / Sound compass
(Spaces #2)
Galerie Errrant Sound
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
18.5. 18.00 – 21.00
19.+20.5. 15.00 – 20.00

Sound installation of filed recordings from:
Sound stops / Sound walks / Interventions in sound fields
Instalação sonora a partir de gravações arquivadas de:
Paradas sonoras / Caminhadas sonoras / Intervenções em campos sonoro

Since 2009 I have been documenting the soundfield in and around my appartment in Berlin. How much and which kind of information is in a field recording documentation? For instance: how much of a sense of space, direction and/or of time (daytime, year season) can one take from field recordings? Is this perception reality or imagination? Past or present?


Notes on “Sound Compass”

To cartograph: to represent a spatial organisation in an abstract way.

Steps to build a map: selection, omission, simplification, classification, the creation of hierarchies and simbolization).

Personal cartographies

From one same point, looking at the same direction, recorded through many years.

Condensed time: organisation principle, seeking for a common room for the sound of the north in Berlin. same cartographic direction.

The juxtaposition of recordings of the same space in different times throughout 8 years creates an artificial narrative of impossible coincidences. As in an orchestra, each year plays the role of a voice, the time window opening and closing alternately: night over day, voices, passing cars and marriage parades, fireworks, rain, enter and exit the sonic stage of a balcony in Berlin, Neukölln.

Slowly, the listener will recognize the spaces and differentiate between inside and outside. In this work, the existence of a person who decides when to press “record” and “stop” is not hidden. The recordings have been used in a pretty raw state, only disturbing low frequencies have been filtered.

The new sonic space is constructed with 6 loudspeakers in the basement of the gallery Errant Sound, as the reconstruction of 8 years of aural impressions in an apartment in Berlin Neukölln.