Forests are natural acousmatic environments. The typical intricacy of their structure amplifies the conditions for multi-layered -and sometimes quite complex- sonic phenomena whose sources can hardly be seen.
“Ghost Forest” is a compositional transposition of a multitude of original recordings, made in diverse forests all over the world, into the space of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. With the aim of creating an immersive environment, the original captured “reality” has been evolved through extreme filtering. This process has been carried out to reveal a ghostly spectrum of frequencies of the transposed forest environments.
The different “spectral” sonic layers are automatically mixed live in the space (in ever-changing combinations) through a special sound system specially designed for this installation. These sounds have been thoroughly worked in the studio as an automatic composition, both for this specific sound system and for the actual space of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.
Original environmental sound matter recorded at multiple locations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Japan, Senegal, and the USA between 1990 and 2011. Created at “mobile messor” (Amsterdam, Besançon, The Hague, Barcelona) in 2011-12.