The Mechaphony

2019

The mechaphony, the soundscape that exudes from the

devices conceived since the Industrial Revolution, , is a

terminology inspired to create a reference point

of how we find ourselves in our sonic culture today.

The relationship and attitude in which civilians

(the anthro-ear witnesses) had at the start of the

mechaphony was a push and pull of negative and

positive connotations. The birth of the mechaphony

was a rhythm that was reminiscent of musical

characteristics, but unknown in its abundance

and spill over into one’s everyday life. With the

growth of the Industrial Revolution, humanity’s

perception of sound had to be re-evaluated.

New modes of psychoacoustic relations were noted

and society developed decibel systems of measuring

so that we could understand our aural environment.

Our relationship with our sonic environment is

too heavily based on quantifiable means. What

would happen if we were to detach our sonic

biases through experimental practices, redifine and t

prophesize, to envision what our future sonic practices

could be?

By interacting with a combination of ceramic technicity,

human gestures, and the use of devices to reveal

hidden soundscapes, we can reformat the practices 

of our sonic culture, habits, rituals, and values. Within

this experimentation, from mud to mechaphony,

the user unveils the existing truths within our

sound cultures. Now is the time to recalibrate.



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