Site specific music

commisioned by Happy New Ears - Kortrijk

A site specific installation for a tunnel in Kortrijk. The tunnel is situated under a railway. It is mainly used by bikers, pedestrains and cars and is one of the main routes connecting both parts of the city (suburbs and center).

An existing soundsystem with 15 speakers was allready in place. A specially made composition was played back in loop.

For this composition I worked with resonant frequencies and field recordings.
The site was a quite noisy environment. Also very changing in soundvolume. So we opted to use different sound levels and thus producing a natural mix with the environment. We opted specificely not to use city sounds. A lot of field recordings of wind were used. Sounds of bats which are very high pithed and created echo effects. Everything was mixed down at the site.