As part of her Research & Development, hearing impaired, Environmental Sound Artist, Cheryl Beer is composing a collection of Auto-ethnographic Soundscapes entitled 'Spectral Mosaic'.
Based at The Millennium Coastal Path, Cheryl is extending access to the natural world by notating the frequency & pitch of high tide, discovering new ways for the sea to be heard.
The work is central to Cheryl's Addo R & D mentorship funded by The Arts Council of Wales, where the Spectral Mosaic will inform a piece of contemporary art for the public realm. Integral to Cheryl's research is the human response and to that end, she has a user group of hearing impaired people giving feedback. throughout the research process.
Track One - One Wave (in slow motion) is 25 seconds of High Tide, where the pitch has been transposed and notated for digital keyboard and slowed down 12 times so as to hear the layers of sound.
Track Two- Sea Souls (in slow motion) is the same 25 seconds of sea, slowed down 12 times, and sounds eerily similar to a room full of talking people.
Track Three - 'Autoethnography' heard on the previous title page, is the same sea in real time with digital sounds that have the same or similar spectral frequencies.
The diagrams accompanying the audio are enlarged areas of the spectral frequency, mapping the different areas and points of sound.