Inaudible vibrations and unusual sounds recorded during a two month artist residency at Miramare Castle and in its Park (Trieste, Italy) were composed in a virtual sound walk Intus presented as a multichannel sound installation in the throne room of the Castle.
Intus (Latin expression for “within”) is a sonic journey that transports the listener in various sites of the Park and Castle of Miramare, revealing the intimate resonance of places, letting the audience listen to the sounds recorded “from within”.
The sound composition Intus presents, in a narrative path, a selection of recorded sounds (without any intervention of sound processing), that sonically lead the audience to walk around the Park and dive into a fountain and then go further into the rough sea and end the walk in the throne room.
All field recordings were recorded between October and December 2018 using cardioid, omnidirectional, contact microphones and hydrophones.
00:00 – 06:00
The sound walk starts from the Miramare Park with the rustle of the wind among the leaves of the trees, the cries of ducks and birds until getting to the beach with noisy breaking waves and then to a fountain located in the flower garden.
06:00 – 09:00
An acoustic immersion begins in the water of the fountain to then listen to the underwater sounds of all the fountains in the Park.
09:00 – 12:00
The diving underwater continues by listening to the sound of the sea in the port of Miramare Castle. There are short high-pitched sounds of molluscs in the bay and the surf of the waves in the background.
12:00 – 16:30
In this section, the listening focuses on the action of the sea waves crashing on a metal railing making it resonate.
16:30 – 21:00
Re-emersion to listen to the metallic sound of a balustrade in the Park resonating when hit or vibrates due to the Bora wind.
21:00 – 25:00
The strong Bora wind waving the flag and the steel cables on the flagpole at the top of the tower of Miramare Castle.
25:00 – 30:00
The walk ends by entering the most emblematic room of the Miramare Castle: the throne room. The sound of the acoustic resonance of the empty room is heard, recorded at dawn, before the Museum is open to the public. The empty throne and the empty of the room at dawn resonate in the recording that ends the composition.