I created a remix of a track called Traumoja by Uusiop3rh3.
VEDA is a CINEPOEMA made by Lola Lustosa and Vanessa Cokaric. The work is a manifest in favor of humanity and collective future. Have you stop to think what it does mean to bring one into life today? What is the power of that? The film is a tribute to the ones that never desist of the yang generations and will fight for harmony with nature.
I participated in the film by post-processing the audio and creating the final mix.
Sodankylä Jam Sessions realised a remote jam sessions, where musicians played their parts at their homes. The recordings were compiled into a song and a video. I post-processed the sound and mixed the song together.
Does the aurora borealis make a sound? At least for some it does.
This is a reproduction of auroral sound experience I had while working as a research assistant at Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory in Finland. It’s very much a personal experience, and this is an approximation of what I heard. For somebody else the experience might differ.
The aurora activity was at about its peak back then in Winter 2001. There were five of us witnessing a very vivid and bright display of northern lights one evening. It first consisted of three parallel belts, which suddenly converged into one right above us. At that point I started to experience a sound, which I had never before heard in my life.
It appeared to create its own space inside my head. There was no reverberation or any traditional sense of space in it. In a way it was really dry and wet at the same time. It sounded like an infinite number of noises layered on top of each other. Each of the layers could be distinguished however, and it had sort of infinite depth in it, but at the same time it felt constrained (to my abilities?).
On top of that there were these very soft and deep intermittent pops.
The sound didn’t change much, but it came and went away according to the auroral display. The sound ended when the single belt divided back to three. The properties of the sound didn’t change even though I moved my head.
I couldn’t believe what happened, and I hesitated telling the others first. There was a project going on at SGO to collect experiences of the sound of auroras, and I also reported mine. I made a reproduction of my experience later that night, and this is more modern version of that.
The picture is from Pixabay.
Fusion is a collaboration with Tuomas Tuomiranta, who coded the animation with Processing. The data was used to create the sounds by me with Max. The data from Processing was transferred to Max in real time by OSC. I did several renditions of the data, and composed the final sound design from the renders, so that it would flow well with the dynamic of the animation.
The foundation of the sound track are the actual colors and their frequencies, which appear in the music as if the colors would have been directly translated into sound. The changing properties of the animation elements also were used to shape the sounds.
Not long after we started the collaboration, there became an opportunity to exhibit the piece. Fusion premiered at Flash Vallisaari on the 21st of September 2018.