An installation by Carmelo Pampillonio
Opening Friday, August 17th at 7:30pm
***presented as part of MAP/REVOLVE's evening of sound + performance Liminalities + TRILOGY***
Electromagnetic signals from lightning storms, aurora, and Earth’s magnetosphere resonate through the quadraphonic listening space, rendering sensible the unheard vibratory ecology in which we live. This is combined with infrasonic emissions which are felt more than heard, lying in the liminal region at the cusp of human audition. Through this, guests are invited into an investigation of both the extra-cochlear perception of low frequency sound and our bodily relations to our environment.
The opening night will feature a performance by Berlin-based sound artist and researcher Samuel Hertz. Carmelo will then present a brief paper in which natural and anthropogenic infrasound is used as a vector to trace real and speculative connections between synaesthetic perceptions, low frequency mythologies and climate change.
Carmelo is a sound artist and writer living in Asheville, NC. He received a degree in Philosophy from UNCA, and in his years in the city he has sought to foster the growth of Asheville's arts communities, working with Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, the Media Arts Project, and Revolve
Samuel is a Berlin-based sound artist and researcher working at intersections of Earth-based sound and sonic sensualities. As the first winner of the DARE Prize for Radical Interdisciplinarity (UK), he spent the past year researching environmental and artificial infrasound alongside climate scientists, music psychologists, and paranormal investigators. Recent work includes: performances at venues across northern Europe, lectures and teaching on infrasound and climate at the University of Leeds, Royal College of Art, American Association of Geographers, Lancaster University, Westminster University, Drexel University, and Ohio University, three features on the BBC, and residencies at Visby International Centre for Composers (SE), Elektronmusikstudion (SE), and The Tetley (UK). His IMAX film and sound installation A Shadow Feeling was recently added to the permanent Media Arts collection of the National Science + Media Museum (UK). Most recently he developed a piece combining seismology and opera for the 2018 Macerata Opera Festival (IT), and upcoming events include a commissioned performance at the Swiss Museum of Electronic Music Instruments and workshops/performances alongside Tomas Saraceno’s three-month installation at the Palais de Tokyo (FR). Not tied to any specific medium, Hertz has composed works for: chamber orchestras, harpsichords, heat fans, dream machines, 44-channel speaker domes, dueling guitarists, buckets of water, IMAX theatres, heaps of nude bodies, dueling violists, room-shaking machinery, wannabe drone metal bands, and silent disco headsets, among others.