photo by: Nick Sowers
In its Editions #3, Soundwalk featured Nick Sowers’ Audio Cemetery at Omaha Beach, an aural memorial to the thousands of German and American soldiers who died on this coastline. “Invisible to the eye, visceral to the ear,” Sowers’ work draws upon sound’s evocative nature to give the listener a haunting feeling of immersion in this eerie landscape. On his blog, Soundscrapers, Sowers has written about Soundwalk’s feature of his work and explained the creative process behind the project. ”In my piece, I am looking to create something at Omaha Beach, Normandy, that I feel is essential to the reading of the landscape,” he says. “I am seeking in sound what cannot be found in visual space.”
“Nick Sowers is practicing the construction of space with sound and 2x4s in the SF Bay area. He is finishing an M.Arch at UC Berkeley this May after a year of traveling around the world studying militarized landscapes, bunkers, US bases, memorials, and more.” His Soundscrapers work was also named by XLR8R magazine as one of the top audio installations of 2009.subscribe to my RSS feed!