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“woollen sound shape”

2001   The “woollen sound shape” is made of reused 100 % woollen blanket and is hanging in the middle of the exhibition space. The sounds and soundscapes are audible reflected but can also be felt in different nuances by touching the tactile sound sculpture.  Sometimes it is if the sound is withdrawing into the sculpture. In other moments the sounds are loud and clearly audible and touchable; for example ocean water flowing through the sound sculpture….

Soundscapes are alternated with silence: “ocean sound shape”, “sheep ship sound shape”, “floating sound shape”, “church sound shape”, “kopschroef” (“ship propeller”)

The “woollen sound shape” explores the relationship between (touchable and audible) sounds and (associative) form in the space.

The “woollen sound shape” was presented in Atelier 408 at the Herengracht (old canal of Amsterdam)  and in the harbours of Amsterdam during the CEM (Centre of Electronic Music) / Ars Acustica – festival in 2004, NDSM Dazzleville exhibition (an old dockyard of Amsterdam) in 2005, Loods 6,…     with soundscapes in the context of sounds and sights of the old harbours and shipyards of Amsterdam.

The “woollen sound shape”  as a meeting point, a cross point in the space for people sharing their experience of the audible and touchable soundscapes, the felt sensations and triggered associations.