It Felt Like a Kiss
Exploring a novel, tactle sound effect for this Punchdrunk show, Manchester International Festival
In a short collaboration in 2009, I worked with Punchdrunk, the encounter theatre company, to research a novel multimodal effect. This mixed tactile transducers with infrasonics to create an ominous and visceral deep bass sound, something the audience would feel as much as hear.
I returned to tactile transducers and low-frequencies in 2014 when I reanimated HMS Alliance with a multichannel, generative sound piece. Alliance is the UK’s last-surviving World War II era submarine. If you go into the engine room of the submarine, you’ll experience a powerful sense of the original diesel engines which shake the floorplate of the submarine – just as they would have done when the submarine was underwater.