Overhead consists of five audio scenes recorded in the Mojave Desert. Each scene is a multichannel location recording that has been infused with technically-amplified (and otherwise inaudible) sounds of infrastructure present in place. These sounds include power lines, barbed wire fences and shortwave radio communication.
The piece deals with the idea of listening to the landscape vertically, of layering sound traveling high up through the air, sound originating from man-made structures like fences that section the vast area, and the sonic presence of the land itself, recorded on ground level.
Moritz Fehr (based in Berlin) works in sound art and experimental film. His projects investigate the nature of sound in terms of metaphorical presence and spatial implications.