Jana Winderen: Listening with Mussels

Photo: Mikkel Kaldal

Jana Winderen

Jana Winderen is a Norwegian sound artist, and works with the different sound environments that exist in the world around us. Her works allow the audience to listen to creatures that are usually difficult for humans to access, both physically and audibly - deep under water, inside ice or in frequency ranges that cannot be heard by the human ear.

Jana uses sound and listening to focus on important issues and questions in relation to the state of health in the environment around us.

Photos: Mikkel Kaldal

Listening with Mussels

With Listening with Mussels Jana has created an intimate listening experience in the small black wooden house at the far end of the long pier. Surrounded by water on almost every side, the trip out there creates a small mental journey, away from the city and into the landscape it's all about. The piece is composed of field recordings from inaccessible places deep in the sea and under the Limfjord surface. 

The listener gets the opportunity to hear the remarkable sounds of the Limfjord mussels just as they awaken from winter hibernation and begin their search for food particles. The piece points to the biological and ecological connections that exist between us and the water we live right next to. So sink down, have a listen and experience life as a mussel, deep under water.

Photos: Mikkel Kaldal

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