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)
The SUB-BASS SESSIONS are the live concerts of the research, as in certain contexts subwoofers are pre-arranged and unmovable or the timing offered is too short to create an installation. This has led me to invest and explore the live concert format. When possible, I also arrange subwoofers in the sessions. In those, I am interested in observing and discussing with the audience how they and their bodies interact with low-frequency sound waves. My instruments are a Vermona Perforumer MKII together with an Octatrack MKII and DOD Meatbox Subsynt to synthesize sub-bass sounds live.
I am currently exploring within two formats:
1 . SUB-BASS RELAXATION SESSION:
Is a low-frequency sound bath that explores the relaxing potential contained in sound waves and subwoofers of the nervous system and the body.
2 . SUB-BASS SHORT & INTENSE:
Is a low-frequency sound bath that explores extreme sound pressure levels (SPL) and how vibrations can be intensely felt through the body.