Fort Worth, TX
June 5-15 2015
Amplifiers, 49 speakers with individual sounds across the perimeter of the room.
For (...), I wanted to create a quiet meditative environment that would take time to experience, but could also be experienced as a whole in a moment. A person can experience the piece as a whole no matter how much time they spend with it. I did this through putting individual tones in 40 of the speakers. Those tones were two octaves of a pentatonic scale with minor 2nds and 9ths added. Each speaker had a single repeating tone. these tones would go from short clicks to long indecipherable lengths and back within a 5 minutes period. In the remaining speakers, which were on the corners and the middle of the perimeter, I provided filtered white noise. The dynamic of the white noise was determined by 30 seconds of Bach's Chiconne, stretched to 20 minutes. I feel that even when the tones of Bach's music are taken out and it is stretched beyond recognition, his writing still shows through.