A Road to Shuri-Jo
6-channel audio installation.
For this project I extracted constituent 'voces' (birds, crickets, wind, etc.) from a field recording of forest noises. Then, these voices were re-recorded as separate channels on cassette tapes. A stereo cassette tape carries two channels (left & right.)
The tapes were looped on cassette players placed in a storefront gallery window. Solar panels (background image) installed on the roof were used as a source of power. The playback would start with sunrise and stop at sunset, would be interrupted by clouds covering the sun or on rainy days.
Each channel was played on one of 6 speakers installed in the street. From a distance, passersby's would hear all 6 channels at once creating composite forest noise, or could pick up each speaker and amplify individual voices.