Dark Morph: ‘The So(ng)qe/Tovuto Kyrrahafið Sound Field’
On view until June 30, 2019 at ‘The Ocean Space’ as part of the Venice Biennial, this sound installation is by Dark Morph, the newly formed duo of composer Carl Michael von Hausswolff and musician and vocalist Jónsi of Sigur Rós. Launched with a vinyl album on Vinyl Factory.
Launched with a performance and an album release, ‘The So(ng)qe/Tovuto Kyrrahafið Sound Field’ synthesizes diffracting patterns of sound waves with ocean waves, the sounds of whales, fish, crustaceans, and the wind recorded during Dark Morph’s expedition with The Ocean Space organisers the TBA21–Academy, to Fiji, South Pacific.
We asked the duo, in a time of more urgent deconstructions of nationalism, how Icelandic the final sound was and how it is influenced by the lack of daylight in winter months.