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The “Rorschach Audio” archive site has been set-up to provide a permanent on-line repository for material produced by or relevant to the ongoing “Rorschach Audio” research project, which was initiated in 1999. The “Rorschach Audio” project began as a critique of Electronic Voice Phenomena research (of the making and promotion of alleged ghost voice recordings) in parapsychology and in the arts, however this project has since expanded to take-in a much broader range of phenomena associated with ambiguities of hearing, and phenomena of aural, visual and linguistic perception generally.
The very earliest “Rorschach Audio” publication consisted of an article contributed to sleeve-notes of a CD of EVP recordings called “The Ghost Orchid”, published by PARC / Ash International in 1999. The 2nd consisted of the transcript of a lecture given to The (since re-named) Royal Society of British Sculptors, published by The Sonic Arts Network – the organisation now called Sound & Music – a year later in August 2000. The third consisted of an updated and academically peer-reviewed version, published in Leonardo Music Journal by The MIT Press in 2001. Many more “Rorschach Audio” articles and artworks have been produced since, up to and beyond publication of the “Rorschach Audio – Art & Illusion for Sound” book.
Please refer to the first post on this site (title “Rorschach Audio – Ghost Voices & Perceptual Creativity”) for a detailed explanation of EVP etc, and, while other posts relate more or less directly to ideas explored in that first post, since this archive is meant to support the “Rorschach Audio – Art & Illusion for Sound” book, it may also be necessary to refer to the book to understand how some posts relate to the overall project. Please note material is posted in this archive on an ad-hoc basis, so the order in which those posts appear is not chronological. This website is also used to post occasional items about or relevant to the activities of Disinformation – the art project that gave rise to “Rorschach Audio”.
If you have a contribution, a tip-off, or want to get in touch, please leave a comment with your e-mail address (most people have requested contacts via the “Author Info” page, however any page will do).