Sonic ghosting: developing an interface between space/place/memory and sound/music/noise

Bright, Danny (2016) Sonic ghosting: developing an interface between space/place/memory and sound/music/noise. International Conference on Live Interfaces, University of Sussex, 29 June - 3 July, 2016. Published in: Magnusson, Thor, Kiefer, Chris and Duffy, Sam, (eds.) Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Live Interfaces. 219-223. Emute Lab & REFRAME Books, Brighton. ISBN 9780993199684

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This presentation explores how ‘sonic ghosting’ works seek to offer an interface between sound/music/noise and space/place/memory. It offers a brief outline of the sonic ghosting concept, along with an overview of how creative fracture and multimodal presentation are used to explore the multiple intersecting temporalities of the present soundscape. In our everyday experience of place, there are occasions when we are reminded of the pasts or unfulfilled potential futures of the spaces that we occupy. This presentation suggests how a sonic ghosting practice might address the problematic nature of relating a visual experience – seeing the ruined shell of a factory in the post industrial landscape – with the fact that what we hear is the present soundscape, and provide an interface by which the listener can experience the multiple sonic temporalities of space/place/memory. Finally it briefly outlines an example of how the work has developed by giving an overview of the installation work ‘Ghosting the Periphery’.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: sonic ghosting, soundscape, temporality, multimodal, installation, performance, memory, space, place
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Subjects: M Music. Literature on music. Musical instruction and study > M Music
Depositing User: Danny Bright
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2018 13:13
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2018 14:10

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