Lecture and discussion with Don Hill and Martin Howse
Recorded during the CC n°1 festival in ausland, Berlin on 12th dec. 2012
In 2011, I was funded “to remediate the unpleasant sound of a large public square in the downtown of a major Canadian city by creating the conditions for acoustic standing waves, noise-cancellation effects,” by strategically adding sounds from a carillon to create a “harmony of the square”.
For the talk: I will present excerpts from what I have published recently—magazine articles, recordings, scientific papers and so forth (inclusive of my new research in southeast Asia)—that describe and tell of a ‘sonic architecture’ that shapes human perception of public spaces. I will also draw attention to overlooked ‘acoustic scaffolding’ that I have found in nature (how purposefully placed trees, for instance, can filter urban racket)."
Read more: ausland-berlin.de/sonic-architecture-organic-lf-performance
CC N°1 celebrated the 10th anniversary of the collective cultural crusade of ausland. ausland is a crystal castle charity corporation for contemporary music and arts in Berlin. ausland thrives in a corruptive climate of collateral coincidences, collective complications, and chaotic creativity: Catch as catch can!
During the past 10 years, ausland mutated and mushroomed in several climatic changes of Berlin’s cultural jungle: from a squatter-like grass roots illegal bar to a high-profile though still low-budget space for the experimental arts that acclimatizes to the interests of the complimentarily curating and cleaning crew.