This online dialogue between Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Jana Winderen will remix 84 soundtracks collected and contributed by artists, composers, and musicians from around the world. The sounds of freq_wave stem from the element that is water, and include hydrophone recordings within aquatic frequency ranges audible to the human ear, as well as those derived from information inscribed in data sets from ocean monitoring. The interplay of noises evoke the seas’ sonic capacities and spatial dimensions while indicating the extent and magnitude of human intervention.
freq_wave is a commission by TBA21–Academy and first unfolded on Ocean Archive coinciding with the digital program of the long-term research project Oceans in Transformation by the architectural research duo Territorial Agency. It now has a new life on st_age through two online remixing performances commissioned by TBA21–Academy and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21).