Sound is a powerful force in organizing space; it is sound not visuals that mark dramatic shifts from one world to another in non-linear ways. Sound is capable of simultaneity and non-linearity. It surrounds and immerses us, but above all, it resonates, allowing things to respond to each other. Acoustic vibrations resonate inside the body, creating different emotions, pleasures or fears. Sound helps to expand our external world – the urban environment, nature and outer space. Scientists and artists listen to the universe, and radio signals radiate far beyond our planet after transmission.

The opening week of the Swamp School engaged the audience in acoustic space explorations from radio experiments, to environmental sound recordings, immersiveness of sound, and data sonification.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018