Hi, anyone here into “sound portraits”… which is like a portrait painting/drawing/etching of a person which foregrounds, captures, commemorates, celibrates or perhaps caricatures an individual person… but with sound.
I don’t think I’ve ever heard one, but I’ve loved the idea since I heard about it from somewhere. Extreme sound design!
I experimented with this but for portraiting landscapes and landforms: Sonic Portraits of Bears Ears - took many years to get to know the particular areas and their history from both geological and cultural perspectives. The results are rather minimalistic mixing in-situ vibration-based audio with ambient audio. I dig the idea in general, keen to explore further.
I composed and performed this piece at a memorial event for a musician friend of mine that passed away a few years back. He would always post videos on his social media of his guitar riffs and ideas that he was currently toying with, and for the composition I sourced all of the sounds from the most recent of these videos he posted prior to his death.
In that sense the piece was very much intended to be a posthumous “sound portrait” of my friend. .