Jana Winderen

Permanent sound installation "6 hours and 12 minutes", Hamsun centre, Hamarøy 10th June 2010

The commissioned permanent sound installation "6 hours and 12 minutes" in the Hamsun centre, Hamarøy, Norway opend the 11th June 2010.

The sound work is based on sounds Jana has recorded in and around the lagune Glimma of snails, sea urchins and fish from different seasons the last year.

The installation is placed in a balcony overlooking the lagoon Glimma. The sound form Glimma is dominating the sound environment surrounding the Hamsun centre. The sound is changing according to tidal changes and seasons. Janas compositions for the balcony is also changing accruing to programmed data for the tidal changes and the changes of the seasons for future years to come.

Audio software and installation consultancy by Tony Myatt and Oliver Larkin, Music Research Centre, University of York, UK.

Nordland Fylkeskommune and KORO have commissioned Jana to do a permanent sound work for the Hamsun center, drawn by the architect Steven Holl. The other commisioned work will be made by Stenberg/Sørensen (Erle Stenberg og Elin T. Sørensen). The artist consultant is Anne Karin Jortveit.

Find images of the Hamsun center at Steven Holl website here.

More information about the Hamsun Center can also be found here.

Find images from her earlier field trips to Hamarøy here.

photo: Jana Winderen

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