March 18, 2012

jesper norda: the centre of silence (2009)

materials: voice (interleaved by silence, sinuswave and white noise). white filter on window.
this piece was comissioned by kalmar konstmuseum. a solo exhibition in the main hall that would contain sound only. a man is speaking about the room, the measurements of the room, the amount of air molecules, the weight of the air. the voice describes how the air molecules behave differently when exposed to different kind of soundwaves. he speaks about the intense air pressure in the room, the intense air pressure in the cranium of the listener and the balance between those two spaces:
the state we call silence.

re-posted from everyday listening