We have managed to silence animals within our citified spaces by biologically and spatially framing the animal world, clearing the sonic spectrum so we may only hear the sounds propagated by our egocentricities – the sounds of progress and development. The work will aim to express this idea using digital programming and synthesis to disrupt and fracture a particular soundscape taken from a Flying Fox nesting ground in a secluded part of the Merri creek river. This work will also explore the dualism that Berger speaks of in his text (Why Look /Listen To Animals?), in regard to the modern relationships between humans and animals, and sonically polarise the two expressions so to cultivate a more realised vision of our agency within the animal world.
The piece will be presented as an installation work that will be able to run self sufficiently for an extended period of time. In order to fully activate the piece, however, it should be presented within a period of time long enough to allow for volunteered interaction from an outside audience.The technical requirements for the piece will be relatively modest, consisting of a hardware setup that will be provided by myself, presented through a stereo PA system.