During the last months Jonna Hägg has been listening and observing the soundscapes of different islands, recording a lot of sound from these places. At IAC she will continue processing the collected material, create new soundscapes inspired by her observations of how we no longer can differentiate between natural and manmade sound environments. “Natural” nature sounds and manmade sounds are always mixed together, wherever we are. If species, both plants and animals become extinct, many soundscapes disappear with them. That is exactly what happens here and now. Outside my door, on the other side of the globe, everywhere! It not only removes many organic sounds from our environments, it also creates new engineered sounds, sounds created by man. Everything we build and all our machines, motors and houses create new sounds that are incorporated into the landscape. It creates new soundscapes, new melodies of nature, nature today. This is the topic.
Jonna will work at the IAC on a sound / sculpture project in which she paints shapes of weathered pine trees for which she will compose sounds.