Melos Amoris

Songs of mice and whales

Despite all differences, mice and whales share one feature: their singing.
While the whales’ chants are quite familiar, the mice’s songs long time
remained hidden, since they take place in the ultrasonic range, inaudible
to human ears. The sound recordings of Melos Amoris document the
attempt to translate a humpback whale song into the ultrasonic hearing
range of a mouse. All responses were recorded in the ultrasonic range.
Shifted back into the range of human hearing, the piping calls of the mouse
become audible, interacting with the song of the whale and the sound
of the sea.

With the kind support of Avisoft Bioacoustics, Berlin.

** song excerpts

Exhibition views: Loge, Berlin, 2013, photos: Andreas Märker

** Melos Amoris, audio CD and booklet