Jimmy Solórzano – Echoes of the Coromandel – Thursday 18 – Saturday 27 February

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Echoes of the Coromandel is an installation which traverses time through recorded sound.

During the first four weeks of 2021, artist Jimmy Solórzano recorded the ambiences and soundscapes of the Coromandel Peninsula’s isolated bushland. This collection of recordings focuses on the sonic qualities of local flora and fauna, inviting listeners into this distant soundscape while emphasizing the Coromandel bushland’s remarkable absence of anthrophony (sounds caused by human activity).
Alongside the recordings, an electric guitar processed though a computer running a Convolution Reverb utilizing parts of Jimmy’s recordings as an Impulse Response will allow viewers to interact with the recorded soundscape. This form of interactive listening invites viewers into a sonic system which generates a unique form of live ambient music.

While the sonic interaction between the field recordings and audience physical interactions with the guitar within gallery maintain a connection to the present, the relationship between the treatment of the guitar sounds to the original recordings establishes a link through time and space to the sites where the recordings we made. Together these parallel systems result in an echoing and merging of guitar, reverberation and recorded soundscape, pulling the listener into an experience of symbiosis: a sonic present mingling with memories of a remote and increasingly precarious environment.

 

Opens: Thursday 18 February, 5.30pm (with refreshments from Liberty Brewing Company)
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 4pm
Closes: Saturday 27 February

 

Biography:
Jimmy Solórzano is an electronic musician and sound artist from Guadalajara, México. He holds a Bachelor of Audio Engineering from SAE Institute in Mexico City, and has been active as a recording engineer and music producer since 2015. Throughout 2020 Jimmy has worked as the in-house technician at the Audio Foundation, as well as developing bespoke electronic musical devices and workshops for the Musical Electronics Library. His principal creative focuses are performative and generative electronic music and his recent work has explored creative means of incorporating natural sounds into installation and performance contexts, as well as the development of different forms of psychoacoustic expression.