catalog number: and/35
artist: ERNST KAREL
title: Heard Laboratories
Heard Laboratories is a sonic ethnography of scientific research environments
at Harvard University, made using Schoeps cardioid mics in ORTF stereo
configuration and a Sound Devices audio recorder. The sounds of equipment,
devices, and activities draw attention to the physical processes underlying
scientific research, the work underway which provides a ground for our highly
technologized society. In the name of human progress, enormous resources
are devoted to and consumed by such activities, which are both hidden and
taken for granted. Heard Laboratories brings this background to the fore.
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