Handheld Recorder Ensemble

Workshop for a small group to explore the process of recording sound as performance, using movement of the body and recorder as an instrument to “play” sounds heard via headphones through the recorder. Each member took turns making a recording of the same sounds with emphasis on listening to how their movement changes the sound. At the end of the process, all recordings were played back simultaneously through separate speakers as a temporary installation. The site sound/drone common to each recording highlighted the movement and performed actions of each participant, causing a dynamic shift in the playback architecture and creating a new type of space from the process of performing/recording.

This work was presented as part of the Megapolis Audio Festival at The New School on April 19, 2013