Dark Acoustics

Nikel Culture Palace

Espen Sommer Eide, Signe Lidén, BJ Nilsen, Jana Winderen The use of field recordings in compositions and environmental sounds in art and has come a long way since the Canadian composer Murray Schafer coined the term ‘acoustic ecology’. The panel ‘Dark Acoustics’ – where dark signifies ‘unknown’ – looks at the different ways in which artists and composers approach sound and space to open up the experience of a place. Through using sound they make present a reality that otherwise escapes our attention, or our sense of time. They uncover hidden aspects of our world, that are beyond or below the bandwidth of the human senses.

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