Near the limits of audible sound are vague acoustic territories at the edge of human hearing. These sonic spaces are teeming with environmental and increasingly with urban sounds that lie just beyond human perception. Subtle Territory, audifies these very low frequency sounds using a custom Pure Data program to isolate live sound from microphone inputs and extend them across the audible range.
In this emergent sonic terrain, environmental resonances are heard as modulating drones and pulses. These distant sounds that include the intermittent quake of storm systems, trains and industrial activity are accompanied by harmonics that emerge from the incidental activity of pedestrian and local traffic. Subtle Territory transforms these sonic resonances into an unfolding acoustic experience of everyday life.
Subtle Territories is a 15 min. stereo compilation of live recordings taken at installation sites around the world. Compositional credits: Ray Gould.
June 16 - 24, 2018
Subtle Territories. Il Suono in Mostra, Udine, Italy
April 28 -Sept 16, 2018
The Ottawa Art Gallery
Nov. 28 - 29, 2015
Subtle Territories. Spazioersetti: galleria di arte sonora, Udine, Italy
May 31 - July 15, 2015
NIME15, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Oct 1-4, 2014
Sept 12 - Oct 12, 2014
Irish Museum of Contemporary Art [IMOCA], Dublin, Ireland
May 20 - 31, 2014
Subtle Technology Festival,
June 24 - Sept 7th, 2013
Séjour temporaire | altération provisoire, Vaste et vague, Carleton-sur-Mer, Qc