Artist’s presentation / performance

Denoising Sherbrooke

For the presentation of my artist residency at Sporobole dealing with the topic of Denoising I want to cordially invite you to join me for an auditory experiment. For the duration of the performance, I will remove the »noise of the soundscape« of the museums forecourt in realtime, utilizing tools of modern audio restauration. What kind of sound-aesthetics can emerge while denoising Sherbrooke’s sonours ambience ? Which audible parameters are able to resist this audio-erasement-process? How are these traces comparable to the visual remanences of Robert Rauschenberg’s erasure of a de Kooning drawing?

»Denoising« documents an early attempt at using denoising-techniques in a creative and compositional manner. Instead of using noise-reduction-algorithms for their intended purpose (the restoration of damaged audio signals), these processes are applied to various field recordings of trains, streets, swimming halls and public transport. Due to the fact that these recordings consist entirely of noises, this operation transforms the originals into an uncanny hybrid of newly introduced processing artefacts, occasional silence and sporadically audible traces of the original field recordings.