//2Weeks is a digital residency program hosted by Floating Reverie. This month Louwrens Ferreira is the resident artist.

Behind the sounds

For the purpose of this residency a number of field recordings will be used as the raw material for sonic explorations. These recordings were accidentally made over a period of roughly two days.These field recordings contain daily events, interactions, commuting and conversations as well as long stretches of silence. As these recordings only contain the audible events it does not represent aspects of the experience that are linked to internal and inaudible processes.The aim of this two-week residency is to re-contextualize the found sound by applying compositional processes to the raw material as a way of representing the internal and inaudible processes that took place and could not be captured.The result of this process may not necessarily uncover a particular meaning within the recordings nor does it aim to impose a meaningful structure onto the material. It could be seen as a way to emphasise a process of mundane and arbitrary interactions that takes place on a daily basis.Three compositional processes will be applied to the material:Indeterminate Compositional Process: parameters such as playback position and speed will be randomisedAlgorithmic Compositional Process: a set of determinate rules will be appliedImprovisations: based on the nature and personal interpretation of the recordings a number of compositional decisions will be taken and applied

12 October 2015 – 25 October 2015


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