Sound Installation

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The world’s biodiversity is in constant decline. As a result of the current climate crisis, natural habitats tend to become more and more silent. One day there might be nothing but silence left.


David Kamp’s multichannel spatial sound composition Mimicry simulates an artificial soundscape of hundreds of imaginary creatures; every creature sound has been designed from scratch using musical instruments and digital sound synthesis. Combined, these individual creatures’ calls and articulations turn into massive chorusesmimicking the dense and constantly changing sonic characteristics of bio-diverse environments such as the rainforests of the world. 

 Stereo Excerpt:

Format: 2 to 32 channel audio (variable)

Length: 11 minutes (Full-length preview available upon request.)

Premiere: 8. – 12. May 2019, Silent Green Berlin

Commissioned by Pictoplasma Festival

Nominated at the Phonurgia Sound Art Awards 2019.

Article about the Event at BNF Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Photo Credit: Achim Hatzius