Espen Sommer Eide at Lofoten Sound Art Symposium
BEK’s advisor in art and technology, Espen Sommer Eide, is in Lofoten to attend the Lofoten Sound Art Symposium. In a very interesting program and not least as part of a diverse bouquet of sound artists, he will perform his project Wind speaker / Language Memory. For this performance, Espen Sommer Eide has stored all the words of the threatened Skolt-Sámi language in Wind Speaker, and will try to play it back as music. Archive of words is based on the permanent installation Language Memory he has created for the School Museum in Neiden, in northeastern Norway. During a comprehensive field work, approximately 6000 words were recorded and sorted in a database, combined with dictionary data. One letter per letter in the alphabet was registered in their home environments in different places in Northern Finland.