Visby Project

Paul J. Botelho, voice

voice, fixed media (5.1)
site-specific performance, virtual reality

S:ta Karin, Helge And, and S:t Nicolai were primarily composed while in residence at the Visby International Centre for Composers in Visby, Sweden and are part of a larger set of works focusing on the sonic environments of the medieval church ruins of Visby. Work on the project included capturing first-order Ambisonics field recordings, impulse responses, and vocal improvisations in the church ruins where the composer reacted vocally in real-time to the environment. The resultant pieces act as multi-level representations of the sonic environments of the ruins expressed through vocal performance, sound transformations, and the extracted sonic characteristics of the spaces.

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