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. These sound works are the visitor's first experience when entering the entranceway to Kunsthall 3,14, situated in the premises of an old bank. Lydgalleriet’s curatorial focus in the PARABOL project is on specific editions of a sonic contextual experience. The archive of PARABOL events are listed below.
Nature embodies many intertwining sounds, free in their form, passing from one sound to another, touching and reflecting the environment through itself. It seems to move outside the everyday life in which it exists, and we seem to slide inside this sound.
The Nomadic Listener is an augmented book and sound art project exploring migration, urban experience, and sonic alienation.
Mekawei's work is based on sound as an essential tool of vision. She develops her projects through a research point of inseparably uniting between a piece of work and the other, whose work shows an intangible aspect of her cultural identity in an East African society.
An Echo Looped is a recording of an echo I made that lasts for eighteen seconds that plays on loop. I had wanted to keep an echo.
Little Queer Lullaby – sound piece for the Parabol project at the exhibition Irresistible Earth.
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.
Emilie Wright is a Bergen based artist from Melbourne, Australia whose works exist at the threshold between language, text, sound and listening, between poetic material and immaterial considerations.
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.