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About Soundreaming

The project is produced through a framework of Artist-in-Residence programs at Fundació AAVC Hangar in Barcelona (ES), Kunstnarhuset Messen in Ålvik (NO) and Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz (AT).

Soundreaming is an audio-visual art project from the artists, Ewa Doroszenko and Jacek Doroszenko. It is a digital audio-visual archive that uses the environment as the principal inspiration for the project.

Inspired by location, experience and memory and motivated by the inversion of the traditional roles of photography and sound in the media and art worlds, Soundreaming emphasizes the importance of the acoustic environment on our memory and perception of place. Soundscapes replace photography as the dominant documentary element at the core of the artistic practice. The visual representation is directly inspired by the audio documentation of the locations featured in the archive. Moreover, this technique allows for the transparency of environmental sound to shape the audience’s perception of the artwork and in turn, allows the visual component of the composition more freedom to express itself.

Harry Sumner | sound curator
Ewa Doroszenko and Jacek Doroszenko - Soundreaming - sound art project 01

To help the memory, we usually focus on the things that make sound – a guitar, a telephone, a motor vehicle, whatever – rather than sounds themselves. And the things that make sound usually give sounds their name. In the West we generally have no words that name sounds specifically. There is no word for the sound made by a guitar or a telephone or a motor vehicle, so we have to refer to the object that produced the sound to give the sound a name. And, because of this, people do not talk about sounds, they talk about objects that make sounds; they talk about ‘things’ and, consequently, sounds cease to be sounds and they become things.

Robert Worby / composer & sound artist / BBC

Beyond the production and output of sound there is the role of the listener. I have always been fascinated by the role of human perception. I am aware that different people will make sense of the same experience in different ways. Furthermore, the same person may make sense of the same material presented at different times in different ways. This illustrates the role of the human brain as a receptacle of music and the mind as a transforming force via subjective perception.

David Newman / sound artist & publisher / Audiobulb
Ewa Doroszenko, Jacek Doroszenko - Soundreaming - audiovisual art project 03

Selected publications:

  • This is tommorow
  • Lodown Magazine
  • Footnotes on Art
  • Contemporary Lynx
  • Kaltblut
  • We Heart
  • Artalk
  • Central Station Magazine
  • Fusion Magazine
  • Artistas Sean Unidos
  • Sound Reflections
  • Music Won’t Save You
  • Beach Sloth
  • SoWhat
  • NEO2