Eric La Casa
For 25 years, while listening to the environment, Eric La Casa has been questioning the perception of reality and expanded the notion of what’s musical today. Through his aesthetic of capturing sound, his work fits equally into the fields of sound art and music. As a result of in-situ listening processes, La Casa creates forms (of attention) that creep into the venues, slowly infuse there, and become other possible spaces. In the same way that typography influences reading, the in situ aesthetic object renews our relationship to space and landscape. Eric La Casa has worked in the field of sound creation since the early nineties through recording, record production, installation, radio and various types of written publications. With his works, La Casa offers an interesting critical approach to the practice of soundscaping, questioning our listening methods and schemes. He has recently examined the sound dimension of public spaces and the places in which we spend our private and domestic lives in the context of the project entitled Habiter, the relation between waiting and listening in L’Attente, or the inaudible spaces/sounds of our everyday life in L’Inaudible.