Black Shred is the second in a series of compositions that uses discarded paper and other detritus as the sonic building blocks for compositions created using unconventional materials and methods. Discarded black shredded paper and foil were shaped into a graphic score that was then photographed and transmuted into audio using a computer program. The score itself was played like an instrument, amplified with pickups and pedals, with the result being that the black score is paradoxically transformed into white noise.
Black Shred was included in the sound installation “Close, Closer” at the Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa – Palácio Sinel de Cordes as part of the Miso Music Portugal Festival.
The Black Shred score was part of the exhibition AFTERSOUND: Frequency, Attack, Return at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University from Aug. 21 – Nov. 22, 2015. AFTERSOUND