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Digital initiative


An web-based interactive sound-installation


freq_wave is a project commissioned by TBA21–Academy, and curated by Carl Michael von Hausswolff, inviting 84 sound artists to map the ocean’s many sounds through an interactive installation. It is the second in a series, following 12 freq_out live-installations between 2002 and 2017, and will be released in tandem with the Academy’s latest long-term research commission, Territorial Agency: Oceans in Transformation. This project will provide an audio narrative of the ocean’s accelerated transformations and will be launched on 23 May 2020 on the Ocean Archive, a digital organism for a living ocean. It will be accompanied by 7 workshops for 84 students and sound enthusiasts.

The project will be constituted of a series of professional sessions and open workshops, which will focus on specific audible frequency ranges within geographic trajectories spanning across the ocean, as defined by Territorial Agency.