"Sound of Weather"
This event has ended.
"Sounds of Weather" is a project by Philip Samartzis (RMIT, Melbourne) and Christophe Charles (MAU, Tokyo). Together with researchers, artists and students, they will undertake ﬁeldwork in diﬀerent locations in Japan and Australia to document the eﬀects of weather on the built and natural environment through sound recording.
The aim of the project is to interrogate the eﬀects of climate change by concentrating on the propagation of acoustical phenomena over time and space to promote a deeper understanding of how weather events shape speciﬁc environments.
To achieve this, a specially designed multi-microphone recording station will be deployed in a variety of locations over sustained periods of time to simultaneously record air, water and structure based sound using a combination of accelerometers, hydrophones and omnidirectional microphones synchronized to a multichannel recording device.
These recordings will be translated into surround sound compositions to aﬀord immersive and tactile experiences of the ﬁeldwork. As a result of this process surround sound maps of various meteorological events will be produced to incorporate the full morphological development of sound spectra over time and space to enhance the experience and understanding of these events.
The result of this research will be presented in diﬀerent venues in Tokyo and Melbourne. The ﬁrst event will happen on November 12, 2011, at Tokyo Superdeluxe with special guests : Haco and Sato Minoru -m/s.
The event, from 18:00 to 22:00, will hold a presentation of the ﬁeld research with a sound installation documenting the project, screenings of video works by Dominic Redfern and Simon Perry, a talk by Kristen Sharp, a series of live performances based on the ﬁeld research by Philip Samartzis, Dominic Redfern, Christophe Charles, students of Musashino Art University, Haco and Sato Minoru -m/s.