an artist and a researcher in the field of sound and space my focus
is how to listen to ambient sounds in a more intense way. How do
we listen and how do we perceive sounds? What happens outdoors,
in a public space, what happens in our ear? My work is about to
become aware of sounds, the secrets and its origin, about discovering
the smallest changes of sound and about revealing the resonances
in different shapes and spaces.
About the human voice
Lately I started to look for the different sound characteristics
in spaces, volumes and our voice. Each voice has got its own characteristic
because of its particular sound-colour. Nobody has got the same
voice or identity as no city or space sounds the same. The behaviour
of sound and how we use it is part of our identity. But what happens
when I separate the overtones of a space, city or voice and re-arrange
them again? Am I able to manipulate our surroundings, our personal
space, and our identity and can I find a new expression for it?
About my starting points
I am inspired by the history of science and technology. My work
deals with concepts related to the history of sound and the mechanisation
of the industries. With my installations and performances I work
towards architectural and theatrical forms. This is amplified by
my previous activity in the museological field. In this framework
different theories existed: about the approach, how to inventarise
or explain our western cultural heritage.
About the architecture of sound
In general a sound is made up out of a keynote and overtones. In
my work I look for the different sound characteristic in materials
and spaces, try to find the overtones in every piece and segment.
When separated, one can experience them individually, like an atom
of a molecule. When we split the molecule, the atoms re-arrange
themselves to form a new substance. By re-arrange the separated
overtones, I discover new sound formula’s.
About my installations and performances
I enjoy working with raw materials, early industrial workplaces,
manual labour, and strange discoveries. In my performances and installations
I first start to research the architecture of sound. It will form
the starting point for developing the architectural and theatrical
form. With (live)electronics I search for the magic of what sound
can do: drawing my audience into my world, hinting of things to
come, shaping each character with tempo, pitch, range and melody.
The moment of wonder and surprise is very important to create new
experiences in which traces of history are present.