recording made with Westinghouse vibration mic fed into mono Marantz cassette recorder; the result was downloaded into Audacity and edited in CoolEdit. Different versions above have different filtering.
Analog was used to avoid digital issues between the mic and recorder. The sound was gathered at a number of sites in Eyebeam, most of them involving metal grids: stairways, interior fencing, upper-level flooring. The result was a gathering of resonances between metal, Eyebeam-body (interior space), and sounds transmitted either in air or directly through metal. The harmonic structures are strong and dissonant. The body cries out in murderous delight.
Down the street, an 18-wheeler is gathering up the disassembled Matthew Barney work. Such heavy metal would have collapsed with a thud. Elsewhere lighter-than-air work delights the blue-grey sky and rain is forecast. The Eyebeam building is singing everywhere. It is singing
Video from the Engagement Party residence series at MOCA, including work by Knifeandfork (Sue Huang and myself). I make a cameo at :43 (you can see the piece here). Was so much fun. Thx to Aandrea Stang!
The archive site is here, including some great essays: http://sites.moca.org/party/.
A short video by myself and Chihao Yo featuring Jen Vincent and Nupur Mathur. The exercise is exploring the notion of ‘interval’ in a conversation — duration, tempo, cadence. I built a quick Jitter patch to auto-edit the first section (nothing about the timing from the original footage has been altered); Chihao did the second by hand (the order is consistent). In theory we wanted to choose the subjects at random, but it turns out they are great friends, and that made it a better piece.
Part of the Eyebeam Chats series…
Poetics of Computer Language: Beauty, complexity and metaphor in the development of new computer languages. Jonathan Vingiano, Ramsey Nasser and Brian House in conversation with Caroline Woolard.
Jonathan Vingiano and Ramsey Nasser are both creating engaging, intuitive and poetic computer programming languages, focusing on the aesthetics of user interface and code. Brian House is a composer and programmer who is intensely interested in the difference between ‘scores’ and ‘code’ in computer music.
Quotidian Record in the Eyebeam Annual Showcase. Opening Reception Thursday, January 17, 6–8PM
Brian House, Caroline Woolard, Carrie Mae Rose, Daniel Neumann, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, James George, Jonas Lund, Jonathan Minard, Jonathan Vingiano, Kaho Abe, Mark Shepard, Nick Fox-Gieg, Paolo Cirio, Ramsey Nasser, Sarah Grant and Zach Gage