Alexandra Duvekot: Laying in a Field of Resonance: A Voyage Through Sonic Landscapes

 

Advisor/tutor: Grant Watson

July 2021

Abstract

Laying in a Field of Resonance: A Voyage Through Sonic Landscapes is a research about listening and an exploration of different qualities of sound. It is an invitation to a collective listening exercise guided by curiosity.

“Overture,” “Requiem Airplane” and “Oratorium Bird Wall” all reveal the different powers of sound. Guiding questions for this research are; how does sound open us up to a sonic architecture, the subconscious, the relationship to other humans, the divine, emotional realms, healing, memory, origins, stories, violence, a way to surrender and merge? How do these sonic connections happen? When we get the chance to listen, do we all go to the same place?

We will find that sound operates like a narrator, a creator, a vehicle, a weapon, an actor, a path to memory and a connector. In researching these three sonic landscapes we gain abilities to find a better understanding of what these specific relational spaces are and how to reach them through sound.