Brandon LaBelle on Multitude-Solitude, Or All Breaths Are Shared

Through the use of field recordings of "crowds" taken from various locations and settings, from concert halls to cafes, this work aims to highlight the "multiplicity" of overheard voices, and how language becomes abstracted when it is situated against public space.

Adding to these initial field recordings, other sounds will be used from a series of walks I will take during my visit to Vienna. By attaching contact microphones to the bottom of my shoes, recordings will be made of walks taken around the city. What will result will be a kind of sonic residue of the meeting between body and space, between private experience and public environment.