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Felicity Mangan is an Australian sound artist and composer based in Berlin, Germany, since 2008. In different situations such as solo performance, collaborative projects with other musicians or installation, Felicity plays her found native Australian animal archive, either through a stereophonic system or often via hand-made speakers made from recycled or displaced objects. Felicity has presented work in various setting including Opera Mexico city, Berlin Atonal, CTM Berlin, Ableton Loop summit. Mangan also released a debut EP, ‘CAMO’, with her duo project Native Instrument on Shelter Press.
The title Stereo'frogi'ic is a play on the word stereophonic – to play with the illusion of multi-directional audible perspective – in this case presenting a quasi-bioacoustic sound piece, crafted from found recordings of frogs, insects, a recording of an animal scattering in the bushes and other 'vocal' animals wavering about in a stereo field. This piece was recorded and edited in the summer of 2019.
I have used slightly modified animals sounds to create aural illusions, morphing the perception of animal and machine generated sounds or raw recordings and digitally effected sounds. I wanted to create a tempo that would mimic something similar to the meditative sense you can experience from the flow or sound of the wind and other elements, when you are sitting in an open field while recording.