The following audio sequence by Mehrnaz, Farah, Richard, Ján, Marco, David, Ghaith and Hilde was realized during Raviv Ganchrow’s Aural Tectonics workshop at the Institute of Sonology, The Hague, in the spring of 2021. Aural Tectonics explores the site-specificity and context-dependency of in-situ sound by fostering a critical awareness of, and attitudes towards, environmental ambiance. Founded in a practice-based approach, the workshop develops situated strategies for listening, recording, sound montage and mapping as well as experimental approaches to situated sound synthesis and site-specific sound intervention. Each year, a particular site is chosen around which a sequence of intensive projects are developed, fostering diverse approaches to ‘hearing place’ and encouraging individual approaches towards hearing contextual ambiance and the spatial agency of situated sounds.Read more
The following broadcast contains a sequence of binaural ambiences culled from The Hague’s urban environment. The piece forms an interlinked trajectory from The Hague Central Station to the Scheveningen coast, creating a meandering aural section through the cities urban ambiences. Each zone along the trajectory is explored by an individual recordist reacting upon the inherent qualities of their site. The resulting work reveals not only a range of atmospheres but also a polyphony of auditory approaches to urban sounding. […]Read more
this edition of framework:afield has been produced by students of University of the Arts, The Hague, Netherlands, in conjunction with Raviv Ganchrow’s Aural Tectonics workshop at the Institute of Sonology.
Studies in Nonstandard Binaural Hearing, 00:57:19, binaural audio
! Please listen with headphones ! The following recordings have been produced with binaural methods and require headphone playback for spatial accuracy.
The following broadcast contains a series of nonstandard binaural explorations conducted over the course of the Aural Tectonics workshop, at the Institute of Sonology, in autumn of 2017. Binaural recording and playback methods underscore the hearing apparatus as an innate technology and the body itself as a form of site. Participant’s pinnae – the outer portion of the ear crucial for rendering experiences of embodied spatial sound – were cast out of their head sockets and fitted with miniature microphones. Working with these disjoined microphonic ears, dedicated strategies of site-specific recording and audio montage were then developed. The following sequence explores the embodied, yet disjunctive, auditory qualities and spatial agencies of nonstandard first-person hearing. […]Read more
This edition of framework:afield has been produced by students of the University of the Arts, The Hage, in conjunction with Raviv Ganchrow’s Aural Tectonics seminar at the Institute of Sonology.
Tramway, 00:55:00, Two channel audio
The following piece is the outcome of an intensive exploration of Den Haag’s tramway. This expansive public transport network, crisscrossing the Dutch administrative capital, constitutes a site where distinctive trolley acoustics cross-fade with every-day rituals, subjective experiences and abstract temporalities. Taking the tram as a ‘site’ rather than merely a sounding object, permits an exploration of the various realms in which this specific form of transport is invested. Each of the eleven contributions, in this fifty-five minute sequence, explore a dedicated context of tramway audibility by developing diverse strategies of recording, editing, audio tweaking as well as sonic intervention. The result is a journey through various manifestations of the Den Haag tramway. From textural and rhythmic studies; to spatiotemporal and psychogeographic mappings; to social contexts and imaginary narratives; the tram is guided along diverse realities that are none the less firmly set in audible tracks. […]Read more
http://media.blubrry.com/1474243/archive.org/download/2015.05.10FrameworkRadio/framework511-2015.05.10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (135.0MB)Subscribe: RSSThis edition of framework:afield has been produced in the Netherlands by students of the University of the Arts, The Hague, in conjunction with Raviv Ganchrowâ€™s Aural Tectonics seminar at the Institute of Sonology. Den Haag Centraal Stationed The following series of works are derived from an intensive…Read more
http://media.blubrry.com/1474243/www.archive.org/download/2011.07.03FrameworkRadio/framework-2011.07.03.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:00 — 78.3MB)Subscribe: RSSthis edition of framework:afield has been produced by students at the Institute of Sonology, the Royal Conservatory, Den Haag, in conjunction with Raviv Ganchrow’s Aural Tectonics seminar. it is presented as part of the program of Tuned City Tallinn. Tuned City Tallinn is a…Read more