Rahul Bader's MFA Defence
Friday, September 24, 2021 | 4:30 PM | Zoom
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ZeroSPACE : Is an immersive sonic installation and performance. Composed in real-time in collaboration with the listener’s biofeedback and vocal contributions, the work is an invitation to stillness, your sound, and your inner rhythms. Using a cyclic audio score which is audible through headphones to the listener, the ZeroSPACE sound chamber installation encourages audience participation which effect parameters within the score. Tuned to the patterns of the individual, the utilisation of sound capturing devices alter the audience’s voice, while the heart- rate of the listener alters the tempo of the piece, and the vocalisation are transformed in real-time. These varied parameters are based on particular standing waves and harmonics, which have been historically used in ritualistic healing contexts around the world. ZeroSPACE attempts to create an immersive spaciousness through structures found in ancient acoustic spaces which inform a deep listening experience. Inspired by recent notions of extended isolation, this work creates a kinaesthetic environment that brings awareness of one’s inner/outer rhythms, and variable relationships with time in isolation.