Outside Information and Magnetic North|
Outside Information was a site-specific sound installation at the Mandeville Gallery of Union College, housed in the spectacular Nott Memorial building from July to November, 2008.
Listen to a recording of Outside Information in operation, interacting at low levels with the ambient soundscape of the memorial. (About 5 minutes)
Magnetic North was a collaborative performance piece between myself (audio), Chris Harvey (design/performance) and Kimberly Young (choreography/performance) that took place on September 18, 2008, in conjunction with the installation of Outside Information.
Listen to the recording of the Magnetic North performance. (about 30 minutes)
The Outside Information artist statement:
Depending on how you listen to it, Outside Information is a decorative soundscape for an already highly-decorated space, or a means of listening to and navigating a complicated acoustic environment. The eight Hemisphere speakers suspended in the giant column of air carry layers of small, shifting sounds to all parts of the Nott Memorial, activating the space's acoustics and providing opportunities to explore its sonic eccentricities. The small sounds in the speakers create a wash of sound in the space, which resolve into unexpected detail when a speaker is approached closely. Every point on each of the space?s levels provides a different perspective on these sounds.
Images of Outside Information
credit: Kimberly Young
The outside of the Nott Memorial
Images of Magnetic North
credit: Patricia Fabricant
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