The Third Ear


The idea is to create a world that the audience can enter, where sound shapes appear larger than life or so small that they can be touched before our eyes, heard as if they were many miles away, or felt inside the listener.

Conscious development of modes of perception as parameters in sound works and composition of mapping structures.

Degrees of sensitivity, dimensions of sound, how far away or very close. Moving next to, outside of, and around just one ear. Feeling melodies as they emerge and develop very concretely in the ear, moving the head, then wanting to raise the hand to touch or rub away the melody circling around the nose.

Exploring acoustics, perceptual psychology, architecture and computer technology. Music is produced as sound, felt in the body and heard. Physically describing the sounds, experiencing what is in them, and what they are as energy. All complex and exciting events take place in the timbres.

Consciously amplify additional sounds, and cultivate interplay between sounds that arise in the ears, brain, and space. Search for compositional possibilities in which the tones that arise in human autonomy exist independently, becoming perceptually more than a coincidence of acoustic tones in space, leading to a conscious interplay between them.

Working with the way sound enters the ear and body, using architectural features. Music is associated with the characteristic features of sound.
The goal is to learn to compose spatial dimensions in music, the kind of acoustic dimension we experience in life, where architecture enhances expressive perception. The phrases of the music are sonically choreographed at specific heights and locations in space. They are tactilely present, appearing larger than life and small enough to touch, heard as if they were miles away or felt within the listener.

Sound is sent through the solid medium of the building before it enters the room. These solid-borne sound waves propagate faster and have a longer wavelength than airborne sound. We can use this to control, amplify and enhance acoustic shapes to create music in a room. When we respond to music, our ears act as instruments that create their own sounds.

"What we're trying to do is surround the audience with sound so that when you turn your head, you hear something different. The sound is everywhere. There's no stereo; stereo is everywhere."
~ √Čliane Radigue 

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