Aural Superimpositions: Olivia Block on Sonic Architecture and Sonambient Pavilion Installation

Here’s an excerpt from a recent talk by sound artist Olivia Block in which she exposes her approach to sound in relation to architecture, specifically in her recent Sonambient Pavilion, where she explored some interesting topics around sounds, materials, shapes, textures, layers, spaces, etc.

Sonambient Pavilion was commissioned by Experimental Sound Studio. It’s “a multi-channel sound installation that envelopes listeners at the pasture-like lawn of Millenium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion.” The artist took sounds from two Sonambient sculptures by Harry Bertoia and amplified and manipulated them. The resulting materials were mixed into 50 loudspeakers inside the huge space, so they can relate to the architecture both visually and sonically.

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Miguel Isaza M

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