SINØ_III proudly received an award from the Coastal Futures International Competition of Ecoacoustic Music, a partnership between Coastal Futures Conservatory at the University of Virginia and EcoSono.
Synopsis: SINØ III is a live audiovisual performance exploring water aesthetics as medium and underwater soundscapes as tools for artistic investigation. The performance investigates water as a subject and as a sound propagating medium. The idea was to create an experience based on the aesthetics of water, including its impacts by anthropogenic forces. SINØ_III is an experience divided into three acts exploring sound, light, aurality and immersion. It is a site-specific work that explores relationships between sound, light and immersion in an aquatic environment. It researches the sonic and visual capabilities of the medium water in an artistic context.
The sound input is from a hydrophone inside the aquarium and from previous recorded soundscapes with anthropogenic interference. An exploration of underwater sounds, noises and vibrations that merges with synthesized sound turns into a soundscape of chaos and randomness.
It offers a place for subaquatic attunement and connection to the senses. The idea for this site-specific installation is to create interchanging moments of darkness with light flashes created through mirror placement, together with sound elements using the medium water.
- Technique / Materials: audiovisual performance / MacBook Pro, soundcard Focusrite Scarlett 2i4, aquarium, custom-made hydrophone Jez Riley French, aquarium filters, oxygen pumps, aluminium cube 2x2x2 meters, fabric, acrylics, bubble curtain, overhead projector, two laser projectors Cameo LUKE 700 RGB, amplifier Mark M360, speaker cones 100 watts 4 Ohm, water containers, mirrors.
- Software: Ableton Live 10, DMXIS.
- Dimensions (approx.): 6 x 6 x 25 meters.
- Date: 2020.
- Location: Igreja das Carmelitas, Aveiro, Portugal. Presented at Criatech Festival. Supported by Aveiro Municipality.