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
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.