The Listening Booth presents...

Pascal Colman

Release 5. 6th November 2015
I bet you thought you found something but no, there really isn’t anything there
04m58s

'I bet you thought you found something but no, there really isn’t anything there' is a short sound work based upon the phenomena of auditory perceptual completion: the audition of phantom words that the brain registers without the ears’ instigation. The piece is directly based upon an experiment carried out by neuroscientist Richard Warren.
For this work Colman constructed a piece of romantic fiction that is composed almost entirely of commonly used romantic clichés (and 80’s pop culture references).
The saccharine flow of the piece is as dead and sterile as a defunct robot on an operating table (ha) but the familiarity with the narrative and the close micd sincerity of the delivery tug one by the heart strings in to empathise with the artifice.