Helen Frosi's short essay explains the project's aim:
The Organ of Corti does not sound out to the caress of fingers nor the pumping of pedals. Instead one is asked to participate - to become both composer and performer at once - by moving into and through the instrument. By shifting one's own body through space and structure the multi-dimensionality of the sounds emitted becomes apparent . One becomes aware of the magnitude and duration of the world's hum - whether naturally created by the gush of a waterfall, or by man in the bustle of commuting. [...] Such acoustic surprises, created from the known world, resituate and ground the listener within the aural environment. Through once dulled senses, the ears listen consciously, actively once more - cutting through the noise and hyper-stimulation of contemporary life. Listening via the Organ of Corti transports one to a world moulded in and from sound. That is what it is to listen to one's self listening.
Helen Frosi (SoundFjord, London), 'Listening with Open Ears', A Guide to the Organ of Corti, edited by Frances Crow and David Prior (London: Liminal, 2010), pp. 3-4.