You can close your eyes and you can not see things but you cannot close your ears and not hear. Sound is a powerful tool that can define citizenship, affect how a place feels, make people sick and challenge what is considered the norm. Through the tiniest objects needles SOUND can become a sonic device that provokes strong reactions in all of us.
About the speaker
‘I can feel touched by many things by just using my ears.’
Have you ever stopped to think about the sonic environment of our everyday life? Josué Moreno will talk us through it in the theme of December: SOUND.
He is a conservatory-trained music composer with a master’s degree in music technology. He has since moved to interdisciplinary artistic collaborations that create beautiful sonic spaces. This autumn he turned the Helsinki Winter garden into a giant instrument in a project combining SOUND and architecture.
‘To me there is an extremely thin line between art and daily life. Creativity means the way we deal with the creation of our own biography —our personal story. ‘
In his talk Josué will be telling us a story of SOUND and humanity while introducing us to sonic concepts.
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A cave is a very complex sonic device. — Josue Moreno
When the sound comes out from my mouth the idea does not belong to me anymore and is not my bodily presence anymore as you hear — Josue Moreno
Sound is the host of everything — Josue Moreno
The guys who know how to treat sound are very valuable, like shamans or any tradition like that, that they use sound for religious experience — Josue Moreno
But the oral architect is a social force. So you have a lot of elements from the budget, from the decisions why the people, how many people you have to sit down there, what materials you are going to use, who decides that, and so on for years. So at the end you end up having this elements that are very intriguing as a sonic object but also a very socially form — Josue Moreno