This documentation was recorded with Binaural microphones. It is very important that you listen with headphones to hear the full experience of the space.
Video documentation of research conducted during two residences at the The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, NY. In May of 2014 EMPAC moveable built walls out of various materials with different acoustical properties and provided a 32 channel sound system with various types of speakers that ranged from ultrasonic to subwoofers. In November i chose to focus on a single wall configuration and designed spatialized audio to move sounds seamlessly through the installation. I invited choreographers to move in the space, give me feedback on the sound and architecture and test out a few ideas relating sound and movement to audience.
Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery
Two microphones located in the dome ceiling of the gallery and recorded audio. The signal was then processed with a reverberation pattern of the room’s own acoustical measurement and projected down onto the viewer though directional speakers.
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon’s installation for 2 x 2 Solos is inspired by the architecture of the gallery and its proximity to Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. Attached to the windows lining one half of the gallery space, tactile transducers resonate the glass with sounds recorded from around the Plaza, defying the structural barrier dividing outside and inside space. Cutting through the center of the gallery is a transparent wall that acts as both a sonic barrier, splitting the visual experience from the audible and creating a second space to house an acoustical sculpture of felt and aluminum.