Listen(n) is an interdisciplinary project that explores remote landscapes of natural environments through sound. The project utilizes ambisonics, specialist practices in surround sound recording to deliver immersive, embodied sonic experiences remotely. Ambisonics is a technique that enables the recording and diffusion of sound sources above and below the listener in addition to the horizontal plane.
In May 2014 we conducted our second field lab, which included visiting Joshua Tree National Park and recording in various locations. Our process involves researching the environment and meeting with the local community to decide on the best locations to record. We are not looking for particularly sound sources, but rather to capture the voice of the landscape. This field recording process is the grounding to all the creative possibilities of the Listen(n) Process.