What does it mean to listen with your entire body? The experience of hearing is far from abstracted, and yet we tend to conceive of each sense as a separate way of interacting with the world. The idea of a Biodukt is one in which the rings of a tree serve a function akin to the marrow of our bones – to connect, to draw out a cartography of our inner networks as they tune in on our surroundings. These recordings of forests and shores serve to remind us of that conductivity we are made of, that the trees of the cover, which in a way look like natural ducts, are not unlike us. As their oxygen penetrates us, we can pay attention to the swaying drones of their contact with the wind. That connection is a spiritual one, and if you listen closely you will be able to hear the hidden rhythm of the earth’s movement. Go ahead – let your body synchronize with the world. (Text by David Murrieta Flores)
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Ekodukt is the continuation of Biodukt, an audio project that captures the natural sounds of the Slovenian Goriška region and the Italian Friuli Venezia Giulia. Designed as a two-hour program that encompasses a full day from sunrise to sunset, Ekodukt seamlessly integrates visuals to enhance this auditory journey. When contemplating the setup of the audio-visual experience, we made the decision to preserve its authenticity, recognizing that the observer/listener already possesses inherent interdisciplinarity and does not require further surprises or obstacles. Our aim, through this approach, is to convince you that one can hear with their eyes and see with their ears.
"Suffice it to say that we fell in love with the album Biodukt, and now that it’s been expanded to an audio-visual experience as Ekodukt, we’ve fallen in love all over again." ~ Acloserlisten.com
"Ekodukt is released on Blu-Ray disc, which means you can enjoy the two-hour soundscape uninterrupted, but also has the accompanying video taken from the installation." ~ Ambientblog.net
released August 8, 2023
Created by Martina Testen and Simon Šerc
From the exhibition Biodukt: Forest Bathing For The Ears
Recording locations in Slovenia and Italy
Blu-ray authoring by Matrix441