Campo Próximo is a sound piece that works on the perception and construction of places, interconnecting remote places with the space in which it is presented.
For each version, field recordings (sound and image) are made based on a strategy of relationship with the territory informed by the architecture of the performing space.
The materials collected are presented for a period of time proportional to the distance between the original place and the listening place. This duration corresponds to the time it takes the sound to travel that distance in a straight line – like the flight of the bee, or the crow.
Simultaneously, a microphone positioned in the center of the room captures the recordings and reproduces this result. This process is repeated, modulating the properties of the sound, which merges with the acoustics of the presentation space, using the system used in I Am Sitting in a Room by Alvin Lucier (1969). The dialogue between the different soundscapes and the room is accelerating to the point of total convergence where architecture and the audience’s presence become the protagonists of the resulting musical proposal.
Photos Vera Marmelo. Sound recording Mestre André. Video Joana Linda.