Marina Rosenfeld – Room Recording With Two Events, Geese, Notation (Deathstar, Portikus, April 10, 2017)

<p>Marina Rosenfeld is a New York-based artist and composer working across disciplines, presenting her work across the most revered venues and festivals in both the contemporary art and music worlds. This work for Daata Editions is related to her ongoing project, Deathstar Orchestration, which comes from the title of her recent solo exhibition at Portikus (Frankfurt), referring to an unrealized line of research conducted in the late 1990s in the last days of the sound laboratory at AT&T (formerly Bell Labs).&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Rosenfeld reconstructed a multimicrophone array associated with “perceptual soundfield reconstruction,” that is, a recording technique that aimed to reproduce a vivid, dimensional account of one acoustic space within another. The “deathstar” (the abandoned device's informal nickname) pointed to an intriguing alternative technological future, where a potentially non-linear, de-centered subjectivity, tied to difference and the particularities of bodies, might have supplanted the coming emphasis on portability and standardization that fed into the rise of the cell phone. <br></p>