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am i trying

2019

~ 20 minutes

sound performance, steel hex rod, plywood, tube tvs, cassette tapes, tape players, mixer, headphones, video, plants, rugs, lights, cast iron singing bowl, copper chimes

my senior thesis at miad; a sound playground. 

there is a general structure to the performance, though it is primarily improvised. 

the audio through the headphones consists of two sets of tapes -

  1. (eight) tape loops, each playing a different pitch of a c major scale

  2. (five) five-minute tapes of myself, iterating on different melodies.
    each tape is one continuous take

gallery night performance

 

there are three audio tracks playing here - 

  1. the documenting camera's recording of the room

  2. three tape players, running through a mixer and into an audio recorder
    (this is playing through the headphones)

  3. the background video, which is synchronized with the tv below the mixer

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post script

after some mishaps with transportation, these big boys ended up on the free section of craigslist. the largest one is living in the yard seen above. i believe this is a b&b in merrill park, owned by a lovely woman named sherrie with a red pickup truck.

 

i am pretty sure wilhelm has the next largest one, and i have the smallest (the only one that fits through a doorway, or in a car).

 

the rest are out in the world.

i hope to meet them again

more performance videos to come