Installation: NOVEMBER 10 – 26, 2011
The Four Seasons
The Four Seasons is a sound installation that consists of 471 sound sources spread by twelve audio channels creating a hearing universe that occupies the whole of the physical space of the installation, being distributed in three vertical planes and four horizontal lines. These 471 sources bring together sounds from the human activity and from the nature in a closed cycle. To be able to perceive the sound landscape in a complete way, the spectator has to introduce himself in the virtual space projected by the loudspeakers. Then he will listen monzonic rains, polar winds, migratory birds, traffic of vehicles, conversations, helicopters, calm seas, supersonic airplanes, distant belfries, underground factories, wild horses, antiaircraft war, et cetera, and even a real earthquake of three minutes and half. All these sounds appear in the correct distance, intensity and relation with the listener, because the distribution of frequencies has been done in the space. Thus, the earthquake really “happens” under earth or the airplanes really”cross” the firmament; when it is raining, it does it of above to down and the trains arrive up to us to move away afterwards. In fact we are talking about four horizontal quadraphonic systems that cover three vertical space planes. The Four Seasons contains likewise a dramaturgy, because it is, in itself, a sound theater.