Architecture of Infinity
Heavenscape is a spatial 7-channel sound installation which evokes a more tangible and physical essence of sound. The phenomenon of sound is of spatial rather than temporal nature. Sound is matter. Therefore, one might not necessarily listen to it as a piece of music but rather experience it as an architectural space.
In our time, when even understanding and truth itself is being challenged, Heavenscape compels the listener to expand their experience and concept of seeing and hearing.
Heavenscape has been inspired by the architecture of sacral edifices, fractal geometry, Gregorian and Byzantine chants as well as traditional Arabic music. The piece also expresses the spirituality shared by all cultures. Just as the seemingly different musical traditions around the globe share apparent structural and mathematical properties, so are the religions of the world often connected by the concept of holy, eternity, the beyond and heaven.
Heavenscape is music frozen into architecture. It doesn’t start, stop or describe anything. It just is itself.
You can listen to the work at Ola Kolehmainen’s exhibition Sacred Spaces at the following times:
Wed 12–12.40 and 18–18.40
Thu12–12.40 and 18–18.40
Fri 16–16.40, 18–18.40
Sun 12–12.40, 16-16.40 and 18–18.40
Duration appr. 35 min.
On Wednesday 28 February the work will be performed at 12 (full version) and approximately at 18.15 (short version).