Folded Sound

Jude Casseday composing her soundscapes

What are the various qualities of a fold and how can these qualities be rendered in sound. Sound is a wave, which has the basic initiating movement of folding. The rising and falling in an arc (one possible trajectory of a fold) can be rendered in the rising and falling of pitches. Voices and phrases can overlap just as half the sheet lays over the other half when folding laundry. This can be sonically rendered with staggered phrases or long reverb tails. Then there are types of audio filters that pull frequencies out of the spectra, creating folds. And the acoustics of a room create patterns of sound wave reflections that interfere with each other to create “comb filtering” – literal, periodic folds in the frequency spectra. We explore these sound folding techniques (and others) during Human Origami workshops.

Folded sound

As we’ve continued on this investigative journey into Human and Audio Origami, each workshop participant has engaged with the soundscape, with Glenna’s guidance, with paper and fabric, with the cells of their own bodies in wholly different ways. All our relations are brought to the table, as bodies wrest back control from the mind in order to create space for being. Folding requires an inward turning that is a missing link in the lives of many humans on the planet right now.

We offer this sacred gift.
For more on Folded Sound, click on the link for Dejacusse, Jude’s blog.

https://dejacusse.blog
https://dejacusse.blog/2016/05/02/experiments-in-audio-origami-no-1/

Jude Casseday
Soundscape Artist