Lost Oscillations, a collaboration between myself, Jim Murphy, and Mo H. Zareei, is a sound installation that requires the human touch – literally – of its audience in reactivating and feeling through the layered sonic archeology of Christchurch, the city’s contemporary and historic soundscapes and ever-shifting spatial character.
In Lost Oscillations the immediacy of listening and touch embed the participant in a field of phantom sound that their touch draws forth from the city, sonically and emotionally colouring the cityscape surrounding the installation.
The installation was commissioned by the 2015 Audacious Festival of Sonic Art. Jim and I were interviewed about the project by Eva Radich on Radio NZ Concert’s Upbeat show. You can listen to the interview here.