Spatial Sound

The Sound Is The Scenery (2017)

Rona Geffen

During a three-month artist residency at the Spatial Sound Institute, Rona Geffen executed a research into the alchemy of vibration and its effect on the listener. Her field of research concerns with the connection between emotional and physical reception of sound by the listener in relation to shape, movement and intention of sound, as well as the connection between sound, geometrical structures and mathematical constructs. Her research culminates in the immersive audio-visual experience ‘The Sound is the Scenery’, based on geometrical structures also known as sacred geometry and mathematical sequences. In this work she uses tuning forks and chimes that resonate the frequencies of the planets in our solar system, human voice and percussions as her sound sources. The Sound is the Scenery explores a new form of audiovisual experience, using immersive technologies to create a meditative ritual and proposing new approaches to healing methods that apply sound and colour.  

"Sound is the medicine of the future."
- Edgar Cayce