What is the ‘in-between’ sonic space like when we migrate? Which sounds travel with us and how our voice change?
Networked Migrations is an art research project that creates real time sound art through the internet about experiences of migration. In 2012 it involved the development of two sonic telematic performances that enabled the creation of sonic spaces which help migrants to express feelings of being in the ‘in-between’: Letters and Bridges, between Leicester and Mexico City, on 12th May, 2012,
and Migratory Dreams, between London and Bogotá, on 3rd August, 2012.
Using Deep Listening practice as a facilitator of the listening and sounding process with non-performer participants, the research aimed to know: how this performance practice creates and evokes the imagined in-between space in a migratory context, and what the best strategies are to create these sound performances, with respect to work with participants, the venues, audiences, and use of technologies. By using voice, acoustic sounds and pre-recorded sound environments, the researcher experimented with available on-line, and bi-directional sound-streaming applications.