Outdoor sound penetrates both our conscious and subconscious sensations. Much of it we ignore, its qualities too quiet, fleeting or mundane to pay heed to amidst our other thoughts and activities. Yet amongst what is hidden can be found curious qualities of space, source, action and response, all of which are on our own doorstep.
‘Subliminal Throwback’ reveals the living space in a 3-D audio, outdoor work. Hidden qualities from the seemingly empty winter sound-scape are pulled to the fore and juxtaposed with the present time of June, manoeuvring our 'listening' so we can 'hear'.
The work is part of the Norwegian Artistic Research Council project 'Reconfiguring the Landscape', investigating how 3-D electroacoustic composition and sound-art can incite a new awareness of outdoor sound environments.