“To be entangled is not simply to be intertwined with another, as in the joining of separate entities, but to lack an independent, self-contained existence” — Karen Barad
entangled ::: xirminja nahpy benry is an immersion into the sonic environments of flooded tropical Amazonian rainforests. The project explores the stunning complexity of the sonic mesh created by insects, birds, amphibians, mammals, reptiles, fishes, vegetational species, soil and water through the 24-hour cycle.
The work draws on a set of distributed listening strategies in the field and the studio, with three hundred hours of unattended long-form air sound recordings produced throughout two months in diverse locations across the Amanã and Mamirauá territories in the central Brazilian Amazon region during the dry season of 2015. This body of environmental sound materials is explored as a multidimensional (temporal-spatial) entity (a sonic hyperobject) which can be traversed through different listening pathways.
The project is an ongoing series with diverse manifestations as immersive durational installations and live performance events. It is composed using ambisonic surround sound techniques which allow adaptation to different multichannel systems and configurations. The experience takes place in almost complete darkness to facilitate deep listening».