Microsoundtrack for Pitman Park, 2012
4 channel site specific sound installation and performance
with Abinadi Meza
Microsoundtrack for Pitman Park features local sounds that can be heard at 4 listening posts situated throughout the Park. In generating these park-based recordings, Dib and Meza decenter the human through a shift in scale. Minute sound samples, microcosmic soundscapes form a soundtrack of life in the park. Recorded sounds are at times beyond human perception, but not beyond all species’ perception. By creating a soundtrack based on other organisms that share this park, Dib and Meza tap into non-human worlds and bring some of their sounds in contact with our senses.
Presented as part of It’s a Phase, Russ Pitman Park, 2012; and CelebrateArt, Rice University, 2014
Press and Reviews:
Griffith, M. “Bellaire, Texas – ‘It’s a Phase’: Russ Pitman Park,” Sculpture, September 2013
Schneider, C. “It’s a Phase at Russ Pitman Park,” Glasstire, May 2, 2012
Wukman, A. “Art Comes to Bellaire with It’s a Phase,” Free Press Houston, April 6, 2012
Zastudil, N. “Park Place Projects: The Art of Russ Pitman Park,” Arts + Culture Magazine, April 2012
During the opening night performance visitors animate a live microconcert in the Park.
Special thanks to Sami Dib for contributing field-recordings and remixes.