Jordan Edge is a Contemporary Sound Artist & Experimental Composer from the UK. Edge’s practice communicates the act of listening over time, and listening as a process to develop greater understanding of our environmental and sonic surroundings. Edge experiments with industrial object, raw material & architecture to manipulate the medium through which sound travels, creating sound environments that explore the physical and psychological effects of noise on the human experience. Edge was the recipient of the Seoul (South Korean) Award of Excellence for his latest large-scale installation work, 'Acclimate'. Utilising self-built instruments, latex beds, industrial fans, metal housings and processed vocals, he conditions architectures with crushing rhythmic noise pierced with sublime minimalistic composed sequences.
I explore sonification of environmental change over time, through mediums of space, sound and sound object. Constructing organic installation work develops altered perceptions of processes in space, creating sonic environments with durational aspects. Environments that develop regarding the controlled or uncontrolled conditional qualities of an existing structure.
We are constantly in demand of personal comfort; the right space, noise level, temperature, air-flow, humidity in our inhabited buildings, representing this through various audio-visual feedback systems causes non-identical perceptions of our ever conditioned environment. By altering natural qualities and acoustics of space I portray heightened perceptions of sonic architectures. My work is an experience and a perception of a process in time and in space.