BAST


intimate auditary trip for babies between 0 and 14 months

With this installation De Spiegel experiments with taking very young children on a trip that floats almost purely on sound. An extraordinary experience for babies aged 0 to 14 months, who are all ears!

BAST is an ongoing research project

What does the world sound like when you are inside a body, surrounded by gurgling and pounding noises?
And somewhere outside are sounds which suggest something else.
And voices that are strange and yet familiar.  

With this installation De Spiegel experiments with taking very young children on a trip that floats almost purely on sound.  
This auditory rib cage, in which you can feel as well as hear sound, was developed by De Spiegel in collaboration with the IPEM (Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music, a Ghent University research institute for systematic musicology).

Before entrance we would llike to record your voice in the BAST-soundscape. Two artists welcome you into a pleasant circular installation. They immerse you in a three-dimensional sound blanket with recognizable and abstract sounds and voices, which move palpably around you. An intimate world to explore with your ears.   From start to finish this auditary trip lasts about an hour.

An extraordinary experience for babies aged 0 to 14 months, who are all ears! 

CREDITS
Executive producer De Spiegel
In collaboration with the IPEM institute, UGent

Concept: De Spiegel
Performers: Astrid Bossuyt, Zoë Bossuyt, Tchi-Ann Liu and Isabel Voets
Composition: Stefan Wellens and Astrid Bossuyt
Set design: Wim Van de Vyver
BAST is an innovative partner project, realized with project support from the Flemish Government.