The Way Out: Soundz Like Progress

Here’s the idea.
First, put on a good pair of headphones or crank this through some good speakers. No laptop computers please for this one.

Let’s revisit the model:

sensory_activation_tanks_03I won’t be revealing this in my artist statement, but the left tank represents euphoria and the right, dysphoria, which will be reflected in the sound design.  The richest material is in the extremes. Both tanks’ sound design are connected to the concept of deprogramming the brain through sensory activation (and visual deprivation). Each tank will have a speaker in the center pointed down at the participant/viewer, who is forced in a supine position in the tank. The tunnel acts as the crossfade. One could see this as a human head made large scale because of the stereo setup. Left tank left ear, right tank right ear.

This sound clip starts in the left (euphoria), pauses in the middle (tunnel), and ends in the right (dysphoria). You may or may not be able to hear the low-frequency rumbling in the right, but you will in the installation.

I plan to make this more ambient.
I will probably layer some tremolo using a cheap gypsy violin acquired during a visit to Romania when I was 15.
Recorders, flutes, guitars, synthesizers, a zither, and a mandolin may all come in to play, ebbing and flowing.

Cheers and thanks for listening. Signing off, your fearless leader of the Way Out.

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