Tympanic Tether, 2015
siren | response-ability | geo-logic
While searching for mythological and contemporary identities of the ‘siren’ on Santorini, the island claimed by Plato as the one time Atlantis, I collaborated with volcanologists, firefighters, policemen, bird-breeders, ambulance-drivers, goat-farmers and airport personnel on a new aural-warning siren for that volcanic island, based in field-recordings rather than tritones. Over the course of a month-long residency with the Santozeum, I amassed an audio-library of 'siren-candidates' resulting in an hour-long live spatialized sound composition with accompanying text, performed as part of Aural Lighthouses; an international symposium exploring sound and natural catastrophe.
Institute for the Monitoring of the Santorini Volcano
Ramona Stout and Alyssa Moxley
Peter and Ileana Nomikos