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Above/Below

Installation

Above/Below is an installation featuring the use of twelve Zoom H2n recorders and an Aquarian H2a hydrophone, time-synchronized and spatialized around Searsville Lake at Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Presented in CCRMA’s Listening Room, the resulting installation allows listeners to experience the natural soundscape of Searsville Lake from thirteen perspectives. The composite field recording is distributed in ambisonics to reflect the spatial position of each microphone in the landscape. Natural sounds recorded around the lake surround listeners from above as those recorded under the water are heard from below.

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