IN SITU: Sonic Greenhouse
Composing for the intersections between the sonic and the built
Otso Tapio Lähdeoja, Josué Moreno Prieto, Daniel Adrian Malpica Gomez
This exposition presents and discusses a large-scale audio-architectural installation entitled "IN SITU: Sonic Greenhouse" which took place at the Helsinki City Winter Garden – or Talvipuutarha – in September and October 2016. Structure-borne audio transducers were employed to drive sound into the glass structures of the greenhouse in order to create an immersive sound experience emanating from the building itself, transforming the site into a macro-scale musical instrument. Compositional strategies were developed in response to the context, emphasizing the spatial dimension of composition over the temporal and narrative ones, exploring an aural metaphor of transparency, as well as pointing towards the concepts of “Sonic Weather” as well as “Sonic Acupuncture”. The exposition offers a reflective look at the work one year after its completion, fusing visual, audio and textual elements in order to provide a complex understanding of the piece’s aesthetic, theoretical and experiential contributions.