SUBMERGE: AN EXPLORATION OF BASS SCIENCE
M.Phil Music & Media Technologies, Trinity College, Dublin (2011)
Crossing the disciplines of art and science, Submerge is an audiovisual installation probing the depths of bass science and saturation. An aesthetic and artistic interpretation of the concept of infrasound – low frequency phenomena beyond the cusp of human audibility – the research is concerned with the possible psycho-physiological and physical effects that subsonic forces have on the fabric of our existence and earth.
Through the multi-sensory fusion of sound, visual and space, Submerge explores the invasive, forceful nature of sonic intensity, the moods provoked, and the impact of dense, repetitive turbulence on the mind, body and structure of the built environment.
The research stems from creative and critical engagement with the scientific, historical and speculative concepts of infrasound in two different contexts – sound as a source of both pleasure and pain. Based on the transduction of physical energy, and making audible and visible the expansions and contractions of acoustic force through artistic interpretation, Submerge represents the seductive, hypnotic and visceral properties of intense low frequency and infrasonic experience.
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