Since 2015, John Bowers and Tim Shaw have been developing a creative practice they have come to call ‘mythogeosonics’.
Mythogeosonics works with an extended conception of field recording to incorporate such diverse practices as geophysical data sonification and paranormal investigation.
Mythogeosonics - Piksel, Østre, Bergen, Norway [Image: Zane Cerpina, PNEK, 2015]
Think of all the fields: radio, magnetic, electric, esoteric.
They cross between on-site investigation, installation-making, soundwalks, and an improvisatory performance practice combining soundscapes, documentary recordings, film, text, and process material using modular synthesizers, resonant found objects, DIY software and self-made instruments.
Mythogeosonics - Fullwell Sound Mirror, Sunderland, UK [Image: Tim Shaw, 2015]
Think of all the ways that the mythogeosonic can be heard, witnessed, appreciated and transformed.
Mythogeosonics - Spektrum, Berlin, Germany [Image: Tim Schnetgoeke, 2018]
Recent Mythogeosonics works by Shaw and Bowers have included:
We wrote about our Mythogeosonics investigations for the book Walking Bodies on Triarchy Press.
Mythogeosonics - Attenborugh Hall, Brighton, UK [Image: Agata Urbaniak, 2018]
Mythogeosonics - Access Space, Sheffield, UK [Image: Jon Harrison, 2015]