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Best of 2022

Sandra Boss

Tuning the Ear (LP, box-set)

Label: Stevns Avantgarde Forsyning, Bin

Format: LP, box-set

Genre: Sound Art

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** numbered art edition of 75 copies ** Tuning the Ear is a box-set that invites for an interdisciplinary and multi-sensuous study of the ear. By presenting an interactive listening situation where the listeners are to engage with the many different objects contained in the box, Tuning the Ear encourages the reader to listen to their surroundings in new ways and furthermore to listen to their own way of hearing. Tuning the Ear presents a new way of exploring the ear that take both physical, physiological, mental and aesthetic demands into account.

Tuning Kit

Tuning the Ear
contains a full kit for preparing the ears and thereby tuning them into an aesthetic listening to hearing. The box contains a row of objects such as a tuning fork, hearing aids, ear plugs, a pin and a swap which are to be used in conjunction with the hearing tasks displayed in four small booklets. In addition to the hearing tasks, the box contains a record with music made on a hearing test machine, a score for a piece for hands and ears, a poster, and a post card.

Artistic Research

Tuning the Ear
is based upon the artistic based PhD Tuning the Ear – Exploring Conceptions and Conditions of Hearing made by Sandra Boss, funded and published by The Faculty of Arts, University of Aarhus. The research project was first published in 2019, and followed by a public defense. The thesis has been revised and reprinted in 2021.

Tuning the Ear comes in an exclusive silk-screened printed box. Numbered limited edition of 75.

Box content

- The Ear (Sandra Boss, 2021)
- Testing the Ear (Sandra Boss 2021)
- The Deaf Ear (Sandra Boss 2021)
- Curing the Ear (Sandra Boss 2021)

1 x Ear Plugs
1 x Hearing Aid
1 x 440 Hz (A) Tuning Fork
1 x Stone
1 x Bottle
1 x Swap
1 x Flash light
2 x Audiogram


Book: Tuning the Ear – Exploring Conditions and Conceptions of Hearing
PhD Dissertation by Sandra Boss
Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University 2018/2021

LP: The Acoustic Appraiser
All sound material created with a Qualitone Acoustic Appraiser analogue audiometer. The audiometer is a two-channel portable audiometer originally intended for conducting hearing tests. The audiometer comes with a tape machine and a tape that contains a speech test (in German). Each channel can be controlled independently with duplicate controls for tone, masking, microphone and tape. Frequency range 125 Hz to 8000 Hz. Pulse generator, hold and slope functions.

Cat. number: SAF3, BIN 00-32
Year: 2022

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