simulacrum
sound art - 2020

four stereo tape machines fed by a 440Hz sine wave, and taken to their limits, in a performance using tape delay and feedback techniques to create an universe of tape saturation, noise and sound artifacts. The eight audio channels, disposed around the listener, plays with his sound source perception, and his movement in the space creates phase cancelling and acoustic beats, changing his auditory perception.

but all this experiment is done with tape emulation software, not real analog tape machines. It has all been a simulacrum, with virtual analog sounds, tape distortion, noise, audio channels and space. Between the performer gestures and the listener, all has been mediated by an emulated reality.

sound art presented at Ars Electronica Festival 2020 – Sound Campus, at the Kunstuniversita╠łt Linz, Austria, in September 2020.


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