Sitting Still I & II
6 Channel Spatial Sound Installation
These are a set of two sound installations based on spatial listening processes. Here, the sound develops spatially and its discovery unfolds itself in the present, bringing with it the experiences of sound and listening as an immersive spatial sculpture. The audience is encouraged to navigate the sonic space in order to get a heterogeneous perception of sound, time and space created within the installation. This work also juxtaposes a subjective rhythmic layer which spatially evokes the loose and almost organic rhythm of 'folk music' from india. When paying close attention the listener can pick up on, two and sometimes three rhythms that can be heard, going in and out synchronicity in the installation space ever so slightly.
These installations are about listening and its subjective nature. They are a sonic heterotopia in which various experiences are created which are both imagination and reality. Sound, here, is created in the listening of it while its invention is in the imagination of the listener. The sound outlines the creative interplay between the objectivity of the sonic phenomenon created and the subjectivity of the perceptions filtered through individual experience. Imaginary spaces and narratives can be drawn to trace individual experiences of listening to the sonic works installed from various points in within the installations. These non-locational perspectives, in turn, initiate deeper immersive listening experiences while drawing attention to the finer points of sound, its movements, its progress through spacial form.