Dream Mechanics is an 8 minute acousmatic composition that was used in a 16 channel diffusion performance. The composition relies heavily on field recordings and creative processing to convey narrative, mood and place, contorting these elements to communicate the shifting mutability of a dream landscape.
Memory Lines is a piece that explores involuntary memory and its relation to sensory stimuli in the external environment, through interactive lines/threads that are suspended across a space. Each line represents and acts as a trigger, revealing an assortment of memories when touched, changing dependent on pressure and placement.
The memories unfurl through distorted, dictaphone recordings fragmented into loops so as to never reveal the full memory. In this way, memory becomes abstracted and entangled within the space; the recollection of a cyclone for example, could be alluding to a pattern or cue in the environment, or a traumatic life event.
Abstract cues in the surrounding environment were documented through photography that lined the perimeter of the space (samples shown below).
This piece was made over the course of a few days on a scholarship at The Field Kitchen Academy 2020.
Voice/Memories: Eva Macali