Part of The OverHEARD
Estonian artist Birgit Õigus will create custom-built forest megaphones that function as acoustic amplifiers for the well-known sounds you experience when in the woods. The audience is invited to inhabit the megaphones and listen with enhanced ears to the multitude of sonic richness provided in nature.
In Silkeborg three of these megaphones will be placed in the forest on Store Ø in Indelukket by Gudenåen. Concerts will also be held at Store Ø, where musicians play inside the megaphones for an audience. The installation is created in collaboration with the Municipality of Silkeborg.
About the OverHEARD
The OverHEARD invites everyone to be attentive to the live environment and become attuned to the distinctions between music, noise and ambient sounds. The project unfolds through three complementary artistic interventions that will enable anyone to mix and create a real-time soundtrack to their lives throughout 2017:
1. overHEARD OUTDOOR SOUNDTRACK: Six outdoor sound sculptures placed around the Central Denmark Region.
2. overHEARD ONLINE SOUNDTRACK: Webpage where you can mix the live streamed sound from the sound sculptures throughout 2017 – www.overheard.dk
3. overHEARD CONCERT SOUNDTRACK: Live concerts with bands and ensembles that incorporate the streamed soundscape into their songs and compositions.