Erik Blits
Collection: Acoustic architecture – Architectural acoustics

This manuscript is the result of a study into acoustic spatial perception. How do you listen to a space? What do you perceive? It invites those interested to take hold of the forms and to experiment for themselves.
It is permitted to hold the forms to the ears and to leave the space, with an escort. Spatial transitions are easiest to perceive. After training, it is also possible to perceive walls and objects by ear.
It is not necessary to literally amplify the sound of the space. After all, you can already perceive it. Rather it is about wanting to hear it.
That requires surrender. You must open yourself up to the subtle game of acoustic spatial perception. This is a complex whole of various sensory stimuli. You use not only your ears. It involves your entire body. The skin, bones, the intestines, the eyes, the brain all play a specific role in acoustic perception. It is their combined action that determines the final acoustic perception.
Conscious acoustic spatial perception intensifies the experience of space.
Movement is essential for spatial perception. The movement of the body through space. It is also important that we produce sounds ourselves in acoustic spatial perception. We stamp, clap, shout in order to perceive the acoustics.
The manuscript is an ode to acoustic space, and it is an invitation to everyone who would (also) like to experience this phenomenon.

realization: Taco Keers