SSSS is a collaboration project between artist Sten Saarits and composer Sven Sosnitski.
The duo work with audio-visual space installations
and develop live multichannel performance pieces for the stage.
SSSSIV: COIL // 2016
Sound installation, 8 channel audio, 8 copper wire coils, steel frame.
“Coil” does not use prerecorded sounds from the site or space but instead, the sounds that the audio devices themselves emit. By using custom built copper wire coils, the electromagnetic fields of the speakers are made audible and turned into a live composition which relies partly on the room resonance as a part of the soundscape. The best acoustic experience comes from an empty room, where the sound is free to resonate.
SSSSIII // 2015
Audio-visual installation. 6 channel HD video, 8 channel audio.
The panoramic audio-visual composition produces a fictional space of the Tallinn Freedom Square where the exhibition space is located close by. The aim of the work is to analyse the spacial awareness present in this site by focusing on the relations between the viewer and the viewed. The composition of the recordings acquires timeless and spaceless characteristics through post-production which is more focused on the motion and spacial features.
SSSSII: KALARAND // 2014
Participatory sound installation, 6 channel audio, 9 tape decks, 9 compositions on cassette tapes.
Bernie Krause, musician and bioacoustician, redefined the soundscape elements in terms of their three main sources: geophony, biophony, and anthrophony. This served as a base model for field recording while mapping the bay area called Kalarand near the art space ISFAG. By creating three compositions for every layer, the visitor is presented with an experimental participatory sound installation where the total reformulated soundscape is a collective act.
SSSSI: TheGreat.wav // 2013
18 channel audio (variable according to the space).
A reinvention of the famous woodblock print by Hokusai “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” as an acoustic experience. The visitors will routinely experience a loud sound wave of destruction passing through the space established with multiple audio speakers. In the original work, Hokusai shows the dangers and fears of stormy seas. However, this piece has been widely overused and it has lost its original impact. But we do fear flooding and rising sea levels from global warming. The wave is a physically perceivable form or a sound figure that only exists through that on-site experience.