Tyler Lewis's Resonant Landscape sound installation has been selected for the European Sound Art Award 2018.
This immersive sound installation activates resonant bodies through vibration-loudspeakers, or transducers. At the centre of the work is an exploration of the local Murcian landscape; its economy, history, and culture. In this region of Spain, the local economy has depended on sustainable solutions to bring enough irrigation water for citrus, almond, and olive farmers to remain productive. As they continue to face the challenges of ongoing drought and other pressures on the water supply, a large steel pipe became a symbol for the difficulty in bringing the precious resource to those who need it. The steel pipe is ‘vocalized’ by playing its own resonant frequencies back through small vibrational transducers.
The awards ceremony is on 14th October and will be held in Marl, Germany.