[ISEA2009] Artist Statement: Cathy van Eck – Hearing Sirens, 2009

Artist Statement

A performance for mp3 players and portable hornloudspeakers.

A usual fashion to hear music nowadays is through headphones. The mp3- player made music more transportable than ever before, and public spaces are crowded nowadays with people, living in their own acoustic world. This project is about reversing this situation.  I am walking around the city, playing music from an mp3-player, this time not for creating private music, but for diffusing it out of two big yellow hornloudspeakers, radiating the sound to the environment.

  • Cathy van Eck was born in 1979 and lives in the Netherlands and Belgium. She is a composer and sound artist. Since March 2007, she is teaching at the Department for Music and Media Arts of the University of the Arts in Bern, Switzerland. cathyvaneck.net

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