Mnemophone

 

Somatic Echo
View of the Installation

As a part of my research effort on how memory is coded in sound, I trace memory scenes from my childhood and reconstruct sounds that trigger memories of specific winter moments in rural Korea. These sounds are water dripping, fire crackling, and wind howling. The sounds are created in a sculptural installation by electro-mechanical devices, constructed to produce actions of water dripping, fire burning, and wind blowing. Natural sound sources are then turned into elements of a sonic composition that is performed in real-time. My research efforts go towards an investigation into building resonance spaces with clay and designing the sound producing mechanism, and programming for composition and control of the electro-mechanical devices. The project is an experimental archaeology of involuntary memories.


 

Somatic Echo