A Binaural Composition.
The city is music. Daily sounds in a post-industrial area become extraordinary by a shift in perspective. Just get a little bit closer. Objects are speaking. Resonance is everywhere. Listen. Let go. Drift. Find a wonderful, creepy, and enchanted world of hidden sounds. Imagination and reality blur. The place speaks.
The work is the result of a live on-air experiment for the radiolab of seanaps festival 2019.
While Lena Löhr and Martina Weber led two groups for a sound walk, Carina Pesch was floating between the groups as microphone on two legs grasping hidden resonances and traces of human interactions with the environment. She streamed these sounds to the temporary studio where JD Zazie modulated and composed in real time before airing. This original 2-hours composition was reworked to a 1-hour composition by Carina Pesch. Recordings were done with a set of binaural mics and a contact mic.
Afterwards, the condensed composition was transferred back to its place of origin and is now accessible to everyone via Guidemate. The audiowalk not only offers the opportunity to listen at the site of the event, but also provides instructions and images on how and where to elicit the hidden sounds.
Lena Löhr, Martina Weber
postproduction / composition