the hasapi is a fretless Indonesian instrument with two strings; mine are tuned in unision. the first two pieces are played with picks, and the third, with fingers only, resulting in a softer sound. it can be extremely difficult to play, if one uses double stops, harmonics, and other techniques, some borrowed from pipa or even flamenco.
On April 21st, Eyebeam's main exhibition space will be transformed into a small village dedicated to creative sound research. Using resources as diverse as atmospheric sensors, ping-pong balls, string instruments, reverberant plates, magnetized wires, cell phones, data hubs, and laughter, participants from Eyebeam's sound research group will convene to run experiments, share original research, develop work in progress, and explore collaborative strategies.Interaction, encounter, and juxtaposition will be emphasized over sound isolation—the idea being that sound is transparent enough to permit a human ecology that transcends the singular focus of the concert format.From 3PM-7PM the public will be invited to witness the results. The day will culminate in a public discussion at 7PM.
mystic spaces recorded on my birthday at Eyebeamproject spacehttp://www.alansondheim.org/mysticspace1.mp3http://www.alansondheim.org/mysticspace2.mp3thinking about performances, using architecturesand electronics, standing and slow-moving waves,short-wave radio and medical equipmentplease use headphones or large speakers