Étude 2 – between the artificial and the natural

Throughout the first lockdown due to COVID-19 I started a series: “Études”

This study was inspired by the thought of listening to digital produce big room acoustics intertwined with natural church acoustics. How do we perceive and listen to these two realities?

The piece consists of field recordings of diverse churches done throughout the day when they are empty to visit. Church St James in Brno (CZ), Stevens Kerk in Nijmegen (NL) and Mariazell Basilica (AT) orchestrated with my voice and movement in different digital acoustic rooms.

These digital mimicries display an alternative way of listening and association. A natural digital cacophony in counterpoint with an acoustic cluster.

Natalia Domínguez Rangel (NL/CO) composer/sound artist living and working between Vienna and Amsterdam.
Domínguez Rangel’s work connects closely to critical listening, anything related to the characteristics of sound and all physical qualities that articulates space. She is interested in how sound affects and resonates with an audience physiologically and psychologically, and how space and specifically acoustic space make one think of time, ecology, technology and architecture.
Sound is power, it can be a source of both pain and pleasure.