23rd & 26th March: 12pm-4pm
Soundscaping the Pandemic
Join us for this free immersive experience where we experience the sounds of the pandemic as captured by digital composer, Bernadette Comac, in her SoundtheBox installation.
The way we have experienced sounds has been revelatory for many of us during the Covid-19 lockdown. Particularly at the start of the pandemic, we all noticed more birdsong and less traffic noise, allowing lots of us to appreciate the beautiful soundscape of nature. In the unique SoundtheBox created by leading Northern Irish composer Bernadette Comac, you will hear the sounds of walking in woodland, water, birdsong, voices and other sensations, bringing to life the extraordinary feelings we shared at the start of the Covid crisis. We hope that through this installation we can experience how the pandemic has sounded but also reflect on how we felt during this traumatic period in our lives.
SoundtheBox is a prototype created from a repurposed contemporary phone booth with two speakers suspended from the ceiling connected to an mp3 player. A sound work is played through the binaural speakers while the listener is seated within the box.
Bernadette Comac is a digital composer/artist living in Northern Ireland. She studied music at Queens University Belfast and undertook a Masters in Computer music. Her work entails the use of new internet technologies in her performances and multimedia works. She is interested in incorporating the use of digital technologies and elements of performance art in her work. She has won numerous awards for her work and continues to explore new developments in the field of internet technologies.
Limited places. Free but ticket required.