Field Atmosphonia

“Field Atmosphonia” is a sound and light environment featuring 3,000 audio channels playing on custom-made speakers with LED lights. The project is a soundscape that comes in waves of complex polyphonies that emerge from the array of field recordings. The piece is presented in a large room, with the recordings changing typology gradually along the field of speakers: samples include wind, water, fire, ice, over 200 types of insects, over 300 types of birds, bells, metronomes, bombs and so on.

This installation is part of the series of pieces investigating the perception of thousands of simultaneous sounds each playing in a different dedicated loudspeaker, —what Lozano-Hemmer calls “speaker as pixel”. A pixel is a point of light varying in intensity and spectral frequency: coordinated with its neighbours the perception of pixels gives rise to images. The question is if we have thousands of sound sources in an array, can we see the emergence of a new perceptible complexity beyond the expected cacophony? (short answer: yes)

General info

Spanish name:
Campo de Atmosfonía
French name:
Champ d’atmosphonie
Year of creation:
Custom-made speakers and electronics, LED lights, computer, 2,300 micro-sd cards
55kW @ 110-240V
Room conditions:
Requires controlled lighting conditions and isolation from other sound pieces.
A single speaker plus cable weighs 170g
3 Editions, 1 AP
private collector



  • Programming: Kitae Kim
  • Production Assistance: Carolina Murillo Murales, Matthew Palmer, Guillaume Tremblay