“Animal Empire” is an ongoing performance research project by Danish artists, dancers and choreographers Linh Le and Peter Vadim, in which they investigate the social and political context and consequences of the use of animal metaphors (mostly negative ones such as “pest”) in order to portray specific minority groups in contemporary societies.
Having being invited as moderator to the performance series taking place at Bådteatret, I also composed a podcast manifestation of the project, including an original soundscape and samples of the discussions taking place between the invited guests and the audience, after each performance.
Sounding Shift – The Transitional Core in Everyday Sound Objects is an exploration of how the audio format might be able to sustain and invoke transdisciplinarity. It occurs as a manifestation of the possibility of dialogue and mutual embodiment between Sound Art and Philosophy. It is both a soundscape composition and an audio-essay, sparked by the question: “What is the contemporary sound object?”. It was published within the context of the third issue of the Writing Around Sound journal, edited by Richard Keys and Jo Burzynska, and connected to the Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery, located in Christchurch, New Zealand. The text accompanying the sound piece can be read here.