By Justin Bennet
Secret Garden is a site specific sound project which changes the
experience of the park in a subtle manner. Visitors with a smart phone
(Android) can listen with headphones to the piece which changes
depending on their location and movement. The sounds, all recorded in the
Amstelpark are of usually inaudible processes and vibrations: sounds from
the inside of trees, vibrations of tropical plants in the wind, ultrasonic
sounds of insects and birds, low vibrations in the roots of trees,
resonances of conduits, plants, pots and glass. The piece uses the
“miniatures for mobiles” app written by Udo Noll.
Justin Bennett produces field recordings, drawings, installations, photos,
videos and essays to map the daily sounds of our urban environment. After
the exhibition the work will continue to be available and over time will
be developed with new recorded materials. A map of the project can be
collected at The Glazen Huis.
You can download the app and the program through this link: