Sunday, February 26, 2012

Soniferous Garden

Recently, I collaborated with sound artist/sculptor Sudhu Tewari and percussionist/sculptor Daniel Yasmin to create an interactive sound sculpture landscape at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

Each piece was amplified using contact mics to capture the deep reverberations within the metal structures as they were struck. Sudhu brought video monitors which created visualizations of the audio waves in conjunction with certain pieces in real time.

Audience-participants were very receptive and participated in creating an engulfing sonic atmosphere. There was a primal and spontaneous energy to the playing. Traditional ideas of "music" were largely abandoned, for a more experimental experience of creating unfamiliar sound.

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