The Whalesong Project – Hamburg


Space as Impulse


WORK IN PROGRESS
Upcoming Presentations (TBA):

Brücke 10 im Strandhaus
Övelgönner Hohlweg 12
22605 Hamburg

Welcome to the next chapter of my ongoing research, The Whalesong Project, on the relations between space, place, architecture, sound and perception.

This time in Hamburg at the beautiful @bruecke_10_im_strandhaus . The diner, a little bit further down the Elbe river is an inspiring place at the intersection of nature, big industry, and urban city life.

Over the next few months, I will be experimenting here with reactive soundscapes that will emphasize the sounds of this space.

In Alexander Johannes’ artistic research project, The Whalesong Project, the artist explores the relationships between architecture, place, sound, and perception. The project follows a tradition of approaching the sounds that surround us with a musical mindset (e.g., The World Soundscape Project by R. Murray Schafer), combining everyday soundscapes with contemporary music, especially electronic.

The focus is always on emphasizing environmental sounds and increasing the listeners’ awareness of them during and after experiencing the works.

In the current experiment, The Whalesong Project – Hamburg: Place as Impulse, the artist is developing a subtle and atmospheric soundscape for Bridge 10 over an extended period. This is achieved using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), which is fed with live impulses from a microphone. These inputs are transformed by the instruments programmed in the DAW. In this way, an interactive soundscape is created that is subjective yet site-specific, and designed to operate exclusively at this place.

Calendar

17.07.2024 - 17.08.2024
Sensory Threshold LAB 2024: AS FOUND+
Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen

29.08.2024 - 01.09.2024
Verbindung von Räumen
Vorwerkstift Hamburg
Opening: 29.08. 19:00
Exhibition: 30.08 - 01.09. 10:00 - 18:00
Listening Sessions: Fr.-So. 12, 14, 16h (duration 30 min.)

free entrance, donations welcome.

05.09.2024
Month of Contemporary Music Berlin
The Whalesong Project - Berlin
Making Music With Six Monumental Buildings
Berliner Dom
12:30 - 13:30

05.09.2024
Month of Contemporary Music Berlin
The Whalesong Project - Berlin
Making Music With Six Monumental Buildings
Berliner Dom
18:00 - 19:00

06.09.2024
Month of Contemporary Music Berlin
The Whalesong Project - Berlin
Making Music With Six Monumental Buildings
Berliner Dom
12:30 - 13:30

06.09.2024
Month of Contemporary Music Berlin
The Whalesong Project - Berlin
Making Music With Six Monumental Buildings
Berliner Dom
18:00 - 19:00

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