Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: Ginebra Raventós

Jul 05, 2024 - Jul 13, 2024
Wave Farm + WGXC Acra Studio

5662 Route 23 | Acra, NY 12405 | 518-622-2598

Ginebra Raventós Portrait

Ginebra Raventós Portrait.

Voices_in_Transmission: _Immersive_Radio_Phantom_Words aims to expand on Diana Deutsch's psychoacoustic phenomenon "Phantom Words" incorporating spatiality, multi-channeling, diverse languages, voices, and syllables into the exploration. The primary goal is to create a comprehensive sound bank using recordings exclusively from local radio stations to investigate the radio's role in auditory perception and neurological responses in the creation of phantom words. The project will explore how radio samples, including background music and sound effects, contribute to the perception of phantom words. Additionally, the project will enhance spatiality by incorporating several radio receivers and examining the electro-acoustic chain's impact on perception. Raventós will be joined in-residence with her Acoustic Heritage Collective (https://acousticheritagecollective.org/) collaborator, Emilio Marx who will contribute as a sound producer and technician. Trained in acoustic engineering, with an interest in acoustic heritage, Marx frequently uses his theoretical background to implement technology that enhances spatial translations.

Anyone can contribute to the project by visiting wavefarm.org/phantom.

Ginebra Raventós is a poet and sound artist. Her field of research crosses the voice, word, collective unconscious, and psychoacoustics through sound, space, and the moving image. She investigates the possibilities of expanding the field of action of poetry beyond the word in the text. In her pieces, Raventós displays her poetic universe, where voice, action, sound, image, space, and text are intermingled in an indispensable whole. She also explores the idea of repetition and trance, that is, the alteration of consciousness understood as the displacement to a new mental space and perceptual world.