“Latent Seeds” [we are the environment]
Daniel Neumann & Alarm Will Sound (Estados Unidos)
Multi-channel audio and video installation.
Developed as part of video chat variations with Alarm Will Sound
"Latent Seeds" developed as a multi-stage process of improvised listening and playback via the Internet: a reflection on spatial awareness, of being present and part of an acoustic environment that extends beyond the limitations of spatially insolated spaces. As a starting point, or the "seed," Alarm Will Sound musicians were asked to listen to and record unique sounds from their individual environments (running water, creaking floors, rattling radiators, etc.).
The second stage was video chat sessions, during which Neumann played the recordings to the musicians through a loudspeaker in their rooms and asked them to respond with their instruments to these acoustic environments that were composed.
About the artists:
Daniel Neumann is a sound artist, producer and sound engineer based in New York City. He holds a master's degree in Media Art from the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, and has also pursued studies in electronic music composition. His main interest is based on how sound interacts with space and how sound can shape space and spatial perception.
Alarm Will Sound 20-member chamber orchestra focused on recordings and performances of contemporary classical music. Their performances have been described as "equal parts exuberance, insouciance and virtuosity" by the Financial Times and as "a triumph of ensemble playing" by the San Francisco Chronicle. The New York Times states: "One of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene".