Can music serve as a conduit for communication between humans and the ocean?

Sound sculpture
Scavenged PVC pipes, 50 gallon barrels, feedback sound assemblage
9′ x 4′ x 4′

When we hear the ocean’s music, what do we feel? How can developing a shared musical language dissolve boundaries between a human and non-human world?

Responding to these questions, Fabian Lanzmaier (based in Vienna) and Monroe Isenberg collaboratively created devices from found materials that sonically respond to the ocean’s movement in Bergen, Norway. The artists believe that their instruments facilitate musical communication with a voiceless world.

Through sculptural and sonic play, the artists have constructed a device that engages these questions and invites participation in the work through auditory observation.

– video excerpt and installation below. View with sound on –

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