Daisy Ginsberg | Resurrecting The Sublime

Along with the extremely talented Leipzig based synthesist Tillman Schwebe I composed soundscapes based off examples of extinct natural sounds (birds, insects, landscapes) handed to us from the artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. The concept revolves around the topic of de-extinction as well as the classical notion of the Romantic Sublime and resulted in a sound and scent installation at the St. Etienne Biennalie in 2019. The sounds are made strictly from a concrete synthesis method, using a mixture of analog synth modules including a Serge wave-shaping clone, noise generators and filters. In post production we used some convolution reverb to spatialize the scenes as well as 3d mixing techniques especially for use of headphones and composed to synchronize with computer simulations of the landscapes made by the digital artist/designer Anna Nicolsescu in the Unreal game engine. Below is the resulting a/v courtesy of the artist and you can read more in depth information about the project over at Daisy's website.