Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza: Sounds Too Many

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 10:00 to 10:30

Copyright: Allan Sekula, Middle Passage, chapter 3, Fish Story, 1994, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Collection

Sounds Too Many
An immersive lecture performance
by Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza

Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza invites you to her lecture-performance Sounds Too Many, which puts the ocean at center stage at a time when sound pollution is exploding by using sophisticated audio engineering and visualizations to put things into perspective.

This primarily acoustic presentation will create an immersive experience that brings into question the unlimited and unregulated sonic pollution that the Anthropocene era has imposed on our oceans and the disruption that this causes to all natural phenomena. It is a call for quitter ocean.

In collaboration with the Acoustic Ecology Laboratory at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the award-winning NRDC documentary Sonic Sea, TBA21–Academy expeditions, the sound artist Jana Winderen, and other contributors, never-before-heard sounds have been spatialized by sound engineers from Ears Up Sound Design Studio in Burbank, California, in partnership with Meyer Sound Laboratories, to create Sounds Too Many, an immersive soundscape that will transport listeners to a world that is terrifyingly brutal.

Visualizations by Territorial Agency will be tightly synchronized with the soundscapes to provide visceral insights into the scale and mechanics of the ecological threat that is sound pollution in the ocean.

Upcoming performances:

May 6, 2019 – PREMIERE
Ocean Week at NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim, Norway

the performance starts at 10am. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start in order to register for NTNU Ocean Week

Postal address:
Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
N-7491 Trondheim

Visiting address:
Innherredsveien 7 (Industribygget)

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