eSound

Sound that evokes a feeling of unease and possible fear, like there is someone (or something) unknown in the darkness.

This was designed as an installation, where a camera picks up movement which triggers the sounds.

There are three layers of sound:

  1. The base layer is a low humming that plays continuously. It is a deep ominous sound.
  2. The second layer is echoing footsteps, to suggest being in a large room and having someone else there. This sound only plays when there is no movement to give the feeling that the participant is only safe when they’re moving.
  3. The third is a whine that sounds distant. This sound plays repeatedly with a small interval between each whine and is turned on and off by movement.

Software
Max/MSP