Auroral Synapse

Auroral Synapse

Brennan Mills, The Kilkenny Arts Festival,
Thomastown, Ireland
9 August 2003

A collaborative work between Anna Hill, Iarla O’Lionaird, Jason Bruges and Martyn Ware of Illustrious, Auroral Synapse was a a filmic soundscape installation that used magnetic frequencies from the Aurora Borealis and the human voice to interact with the senses.

Using recordings made by Hill on a recent visit to Finland, the soundscape was an amalgamation of O’Lionard’s voice, ambient sounds, local musicians and singers, and interviews with scientists studying the geo-physics of the aurora borealis, edited together into one cohesive composition by Jason Bruges and Martyn Ware.