I research what else is possible with low-frequency sound. Infrasound and sub-bass as the frequency range that interests and guides the research alongside their relationships with bodies and subwoofer arrangements.
Generally via a three-step creative methodology:
1. According to the measurements of the space, a calculation is made in order to understand exactly where to arrange the subwoofers in that space (SUBMAP - using unorthodox arrangement styles). The aim is to explore sound cancellations and unusual ways of distributing sound pressure throughout the room.
2. Sub-bass & infrasound frequencies (generated via analog synthesis and digitally) are studied, analyzed, and tested in relation to the space, the subwoofers, and the bodies. Frequencies are selected with special consideration to the ones that can be perceived by the human body.
3. With these frequencies selected, I then compose the piece for the installation. When the methodology is not realizable, I play live concerts: THE SUB-BASS SESSIONS,
BODIES AND SUBWOOFERS (B.A.S.): Behind The Concept
BODIES AND SUBWOOFERS (B.A.S.)
B.A.S. previous installations
THE SUB-BASS SESSIONS (CONCERTS)
A compact narration of a selection of some key episodes that lead to the creation of B.A.S.. From a serious clubbing routine and relationship, as an extraction of the dance floor experience, to the contact with the ''Master of the Subs’’, Rafael Lins, the series of site-specific sound installations concept came to life after a decade of practices and obsession around subwoofers, bass and sub-bass frequencies.