Justin Bennett - Noise Map
  Year :   2003
  Location :   Germany
  Worktype :   Book and CD
  Materials:   -
  Info :   Crashcourse project of meinebank. Berlin

  Work Details  
  A grant from meinebank. Berlin together with Stroom HCBKs productiesubsidie made it possible to publish a book and a CD both called Noise Map which collect recent work. As well as drawings, photography and documentation of soundworks, the book contains essays on noise, Musique Concrete, field recording, sound installation, the correspondences between music and architecture and between sound and image. The CD samples the vibrations of the real world using field recordings. Sometimes the field recordings are untreated, sometimes they simply form a template for generating an otherwise completely electronic piece. Either way, the act of recording, of listening intently to the world is the seed from which the CD is grown. The growing process takes place within a virtual space in software; at the same time the compositions concentrate on the way these sounds fill and alter real acoustic spaces when played over loudspeakers. The real world from the past is filtered and mapped onto the listening space here-and-now in different ways in each piece.