The Wire


Below The Radar 19

Track 3

"Track One" (excerpt)

From the release The Amplification Of Souls

Gilles Aubry is a sound artist based in Berlin whose practice focuses on cultural and material aspects of sound and listening.

"Track One" is an excerpt from the release The Amplification Of Souls, in which Aubry explores the noise aesthetics of Christian communities in Kinshasa (DRC) through audio amplification, feedback, distortion and field recordings. By focusing on the material aspects of sound, Aubry makes links between Christian faith, traditional beliefs, neo-colonial representations and urban politics in Central Africa.

The Amplification Of Souls comes with an 80 page book which contains an interview with Gilles Aubry aongside an essay, transcriptions and photos from Aubry's research in Kinshasa.