07. 04. 2010
my eyes…my ears

TIMA TBA concordia university\’s engeneering and visual arts complex / montreal (CAN)

What would it mean to build the city based on what he hear rather than what we see? Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger (O+A) have become internationally known through their observation of the urban soundscape and making sound installations in public spaces around the world for more than 20 years. ” my eyes…my ears…” is a performance piece that deals with perception, memory and the failure of the “sonic commons.” Based on their unique dual binaural recording process, (4ears), this 40 minute performance immerses the audience in an extremely detailed spatial and surreal 4 dimensional audio environment. The piece brings to the foreground issues of why our soundscape sounds like it does, how it affects us and allows us to hear the city the way that both O+A hear it-simultaneously. 

Composed and performed by Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger (http://www.o-a.info)
Commissioned and Produced by Electronic Music Foundation.
Additional Production Support from EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institue.
Sponsors: KulturLand Oberösterreich, Linz Kultur, SKE austro mechana
Acknowledgements: IRHA 2009-2010, Hexagram Institute
Co-Presentation: IRHA (L’Institut de recherche en histoire de l’architecture) and Elektra/ACREQ