Hunter College NYC professor of film
and media Andrea Polli presents a half hour composition
of Intuitive Ocusonics, a system for sound performance
based on eye movements that she has been using since
1996. In Retina Burn, soundwaves generated by the
sun are manipulated by movements of the performer's
eye, thereby allowing the listener to audibly "view"
the sun without the usual risk of damaged vision.
The composition's low hums and fluttering sine waves
combine with percussive blinks and squints to gradually
move through a series of sonic dilations; a feast
for the ears prepared by the eye.