Sehen mit Ohren / Seeing with Ears
(sound installation in 5.1 surround / 2005)
"Sehen mit Ohren / Seeing with Ears" is a composition exploring the acoustic perception of architecture. Six blind people living in Vienna discuss their perception of the city, space & architecture. Additional sound materials are various soundscapes of Viennese architecture recorded using a 5-channel surround-sound technique. Through the techniques of montage, overlay and alienation new acoustic spaces emerge while beginning to warp into dreamlike spaces.
Interviewees: Beatrix Klinger, Kerstin Tischler, Josef Knoll, Michael Krispl, Otto Lechner & Elisabeth Wundsam.
Recording of the 5-channel soundscapes: Martin Leitner
Interviews recorded: Vienna 2001
Composition, cutting, montage & recording the 5-channel soundscapes: Vienna 2005.
In remembrance of Elisabeth Wundsam
Sehen mit Ohren is available as 5.1 soundinstallation or as radioplay in 5.1 and stereo. There is also a version for cinema - as a film with no picture.
SEHEN MIT OHREN has been shown at LUNGOMARE (Bolzano, I), TONSPUR (Vienna, A), KUNSTRADIO (Vienna, A), BILDVERLUST(Vienna, A), STOP.SPOT!(Linz, A),Shut up and listen(Vienna, A), Acoustic Fields (Graz, A), OHRENSCHMAUS (Cologne, D), WIDER DIE MUEDIGKEIT, hoerBAR (Freiburg, D).
SEHEN MIT OHREN was supported by
Südtiroler Landesregierung / Amt für Kultur
GOLDEN GIRLS FILMPRODUKTION