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Melos Amoris

Melos Amoris

Songs of mice and whales, audio recordings, exhibition views Loge, Berlin, 2013

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 for a common house mouse. The playback of the whale song to the mouse took place in the high frequencies. Recorded and shifted back into the range of human hearing, the vocal responses of the mouse become audible, like a delicate piping, interacting with the song of the whale and the sounds of the sea.

Melos Amoris, songs of mice and whales, ultrasonic recording, translated into human hearing range

Melos Amoris, songs of mice and whales, ultrasonic recording, translated into human hearing range

  

realized with the kind support of Avisoft Bioacoustics