Sound Projects

 

When your world is covered by construction tarps for months on end, it seeps into your consciousness.

A shroud obscures my vision
It is mist, cloud, a wisp floating by
It is veil to protect me from the light

A shroud is mystery
It envelopes with folds upon folds
and gives me pause to wonder what lies beneath

A shroud is discovery
I strip away layer after layer
to reveal the truth within

Black Shred is a composition that use discarded paper and other detritus as the sonic building blocks for pieces 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

 
 
The Last Tree   is a monumental installation of 193 tree stump sculptures encased in metal pails and placed in a grid formation to transform the gallery space into a barren landscape. The number of stumps corresponds to that of the countries in the world, namely, those members of the United Nations. One large tree rises from the grid, as a symbol of the “last tree,” which is in danger of its extinction from the earth. The devastated stumps are poised to witness the destruction of the “last tree” – a fate that humanity is bringing onto itself. Accompanying video projections and sounds amplify the urgency of the situation.    The Last Tree   was shown at the ISE Cultural Center in 2013 and traveled to the Birchfield Penney Art Center in 2016.    ISE Cultural Center

The Last Tree is a monumental installation of 193 tree stump sculptures encased in metal pails and placed in a grid formation to transform the gallery space into a barren landscape. The number of stumps corresponds to that of the countries in the world, namely, those members of the United Nations. One large tree rises from the grid, as a symbol of the “last tree,” which is in danger of its extinction from the earth. The devastated stumps are poised to witness the destruction of the “last tree” – a fate that humanity is bringing onto itself. Accompanying video projections and sounds amplify the urgency of the situation.

The Last Tree was shown at the ISE Cultural Center in 2013 and traveled to the Birchfield Penney Art Center in 2016.

ISE Cultural Center

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