Initial developments of a portable geodesic dome which will contain an array of speakers to render ambisonic audio material. The sounds will be largely collected from underwater sources, playing with the immersive nature of the dome structure. Still thinking about ways to integrate the dome more fully into the sonic elements….
Prototyping my sonic geodesic dome at @culturelabncl for @NCLcreativearts Pioneer Award. Marine awareness through citizen-science and the arts with @newcastlemarine and @HWDT_org. @BBCEarth #JungleWasMassive (will be again, through this speaker array!) pic.twitter.com/ony32CYJrw
— David de la Haye (@DJCdelahaye) January 12, 2020
‘Cetacean Conservation: An Oceanic Sound Model’ is an experimental research collaboration that aims to intercept acoustic data collected from the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) and a Newcastle University developed marine communication technology to seek new approaches to marine conservation awareness.
David de la Haye was a recipient of the ‘Pioneer Award’ from Newcastle Institute of Creative Arts Practice who will support initial development of the project. This will include early-stage field tests and a cross-disciplinary sound installation on World Oceans Day 2020.