Beginning of summer residency
A maximalist approach in exploring music and sound
Apart from this pure and minimal approach, processing the recordings can be a way of creating completely new realities. Juxtaposition and composition can form new dynamics, new meanings. In this way, I want to add something new and valuable to the world; create perspective.
As an architect, I am naturally interested in the context of sound, and the amount of ‘space’ it contains. This is in the first place a technical issue (scale, distance, reverberation, reflections, recording methods) but also an emotional issue. A sound can, for instance, carry a history – of a place – in it, it can contain a present or a past event. Starting from and working with all this material, I am interested in creating mental spaces.”
Lately his solo-work is again focusing on sound art installation and field recording. In various projects and collaborations he uses his skills as a sound designer, sound engineer and audio-post-production-guy (ADR, SFX, set recording, re-recording mixer, mixer).
Image © Wunderkammer (2018) by Ruben Nachtergaele
He has worked, performed or presented installation work in Critical Path, Sydney, ctrl-alt-del Istanbul, klink og bank Reycjavik, Wiener festwoche, Happy New Ears, STUK, Worm, Almost Cinema, Europe house Tbilisi, international art centre Vooruit, STAM Ghent and many others.
All textual and photographical credits go to Ruben Nachtergaele.