Body Noise

2015

Performance, approximately 15 mins

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Equipment used: Fetal Doppler heart Monitor, oxygen mask fitted with piezo contact mic, Behringer X1832USB Xenyx 18 Input 3/2 Bus Mixer, speakers, stethoscope, body.

 

Video excerpt from performance

A subject lies on a table while their live heartbeat and breathing sounds are played to the room using audio equipment. The sound is manipulated using mixing desk effects.  The subject's limbs are 'pumped' to speed up the heart rate, thus changing the tempo of the audio.  Essentially, the subject's body is used as a musical instrument.