Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: Daniel Neumann

Aug 02, 2024 - Aug 11, 2024
Wave Farm + WGXC Acra Studio

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

Daniel Neumann Portrait

Daniel Neumann Portrait.

TONE FIELD HORIZON is a performance-installation for the Wave Farm Art Park, as well as a simultaneous radio transmission mixed live from the various points that make up the field. The project uses the Art Park as a spatial instrument. Neumann will install five remote stations, each consisting of a loudspeaker and a microphone. He will use his software instrument Room Tone Generator [RTG] to generate finely tuned tonalities that blend into the nearfield environment. During a culminating public program, on-site audiences will experience the tones in the environment (RTG within an ecosystem) expanding spatiality. Listening gets a tonal anchor for focusing attention as the visitors move through the different acoustic arenas. As visitors walk around the Wave Farm Art Park they experience the shifting acoustic horizon in relation to how close or far they are from the various RTG speakers. The microphones will pick up the altered environment. For off-site radio audiences, all five feeds will be mixed together and output for stereo broadcast over WGXC 90.7-FM and wavefarm.org/listen. This tele-audience will experience a very different acoustic horizon, an all-at-once conglomerate from the different locations.

Daniel Neumann is a sound artist, organizer, and audio engineer. He holds a media art masters degree from the Academy of Visual Art Leipzig where he studied electronic music composition. Neumann’s main area of focus is how sound interacts with space and how space and spatial perception can be shaped by sound. He works in hybrid installation-performance formats and understands sound as an intersubjective field enabled by audio procedures. Neumann’s work has been presented internationally at venues including: Zona Maco CDMX, TEA Tenerife, Sinne Helsinki, Pinacoteca Bellas Artes Manizales Colombia, Espacios Resonantes Santiago de Chile, Loop Barcelona; Sculpture Center, etc. He is represented by Fridman Gallery, New York. Curatorially Neumann runs CT::SWaM, an ongoing series presenting spatial sound works, now under the umbrella of the organization New Ear, for which Neumann serves as a founding Board Member. As an audio engineer, he has worked for Diamanda Galás, BlankForms, Time:Spans, MoMA PS1, Meredith Monk, Kevin Beasley, Phill Niblock, Ellen Reid, Missy Mazzoli, David Guetta, ACME, Alarm Will Sound, and more.