PARABOL is an off-site project based at another Bergen gallery, Kunsthall 3,14. Lydgalleriet selects a sound work for the parabolic loudspeaker sited in Kunsthall 3,14's entrance hall. The works are curated in response to themes and issues relevant to the exhibition program at Kunsthall 3,14. The sound works are the first thing that viewer’s experience when entering the grand entranceway to Kunsthall 3,14, situated in the premises of an old bank.
Lydgalleriet’s programming particularly focuses on young emerging artists for the PARABOL project, of which Lydgalleriet has been a collaborator since 2019.
The archive of PARABOL events are listed below.
Duet/Songs is a recording of words imitating sounds based on machine-generated transcripts of insect communication.
Kobie Nel observed and recorded the songbird vocals that unfolded over the weeks of the exhibition Apple Puma, fascinated by their instinctive, territorial and sexual vocal signalling to each other during the seasonal change.
This piece is a mix of field-recording and mathematical functions, exploiting the symbolism of Kunsthall 3.14 as a former bank and the concrete aspect of in-situ noise-prints.
PARABOL presents a fragment of Long Distance Improvisation in Real Time by Ximena Alarcón, a recorded improvisation among nine Colombian and Latin American immigrant women residing in Oslo, Barcelona and London on 7th May, 2019.
The recorded sound of a pistol shot in a number of semi-public open spaces in the Zuidas district in Amsterdam, thus the acoustic signatures (the impulse responses) of each space, was used in two ways whilst developing Shotgun Architecture. The recordings were used to create a sound composition which explores the resonances of the chose places by repeatedly recycling or “feeding back” the sounds of the gunshots through the spaces. The resulting piece moves between a dramatic realism to a abstract composition reminiscent of the electronic music of the 1950’s.
Plum Garden Scores is a collection of schematic drawings together with a sound piece inspired by these. Exhibited through the parabolic speaker at Kunsthall 3.14.
The sound component of «Combined national anthems» includes the national anthem tunes of: Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, UK and USA, who all appropriate the oak as their national tree.
Edited from acoustic recordings of spontaneous otoacoustic emissions - clusters of simultaneously emitted tones from both ears of a single person.