Barwon Listening: Freshwater/Saltwater
What do we hear?
A project by Ros Bandt and Vicki Hallett.
Two sound artists uncovering the little-known sonic world of the aquatic habitat, the much loved Barwon River in Victoria Australia in the air, under water, underground. Exploring the river from their kayaks and using hydrophones and other recording devices, they will track its voice from its source in the Otways to the estuary where fresh water meets salt water at Barwon Heads. How many species of fish, eels, underwater insects, sea grasses, crustaceans and birds are having dialogues we can’t usually share? A range of sonic mixed media works will be created reflecting their river listening findings: sound art performed, installed and shared on line. This is an ongoing project for continued observation and reflection of the river, sensed through sound and the act of listening in place. Science and art eclipse through the magic of sound.