Instrumentation, variation no. 1

Guimarães, Portugal


site-variable kinetic sound installation

dimensions: variable

variable, including: piano strings, mechanical saltwater dimmer, plywood transducer table, electromagnetic pickups, stepper motor actuated light dimmer, urine, ladder, found objects, styrofoam, hardware, electromagnetic coils, custom circuits, drums

Installed in Fabrika ASA, a colossal former textiles factory in Guimarães, Portugal as part of the Emergencies exhibition.

Much of the material used here was found on site, remnants of its former use. For example, an industrial drier tumbler and employee lockers became found object resonators.


Instrumentation, variation no. 8

Québec City, Québec
2014  · site-variable kinetic sound installation

Variation no. 8 as part of Mois Multi at the Galerie des arts visuels de L'Université Laval, Québec City, QC.

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Instrumentation, variation no. 7

Montfort-sur-meu, France
2013  · site-variable kinetic sound installation

Variation no. 7 in a disused church in Montfort-sur-Meu presented by Le Bon Accueil - lieu d'art contemporain, Rennes, France.

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Instrumentation, variation no. 6

Nova Gorica / Gorizia - Slovenia / Italy
2012  · site-variable kinetic sound installation

Minimal version presented in a project space in the border town of Gorizia, Italy for Pixxelpoint Festival 2012, organised in Nova Gorica, Slovenia.

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Instrumentation, variation no. 4

Trondheim, Norway
2012  · site-variable kinetic sound installation

A single room, single string variation in the Rake showroom, an exhibition space made of recycled building material. Part of Meta.Morf 2012 - Biennale for art and technology, Trondheim, Norway.

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Instrumentation, variation no. 3

Chicoutimi, Québec
2012  · site-variable kinetic sound installation

From a solo exhibition at [séquence], Chicoutimi QC. Three spaces were used, with no acoustic separation. The gallery ductwork and front windows were used as sound transmission mediums.

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Irrational Orchestration

2013 - current  · research project

Irrational Orchestration is a related series of works that are being developed broadly as schematic guidelines for improvised installations, rather than a pre-determined finished pieces. Irrational Orchestration comprises experiments in electromagnetism, simple alternating current circuits, and intuitive/ad hoc architectural structures and neural networks.

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2012  · site-variable kinetic sound installation

Light, electromagnetism and resonance figure centrally in Instrumentation, a sprawling kinetic sound installation in which these immaterial phenomena are manipulated by expressly material means. Exhibited internationally as a range of site-specific installations.

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Instrumentation demonstrations

2011 - 2012  · series of experiments

In-studio rehearsals for what would become the a site variable kinetic audio installations Instrumentation and Instrumentation Variations. Video documentation showing experiments, maquettes and techniques coming out of a long-term research project entitled Vibrations and Waves.

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Vibrations and Waves

2010  · research project

A compendium of experiments in electromagnetism, mechanical resonance, physics of sound vibrations. Documentation of work in the studio, residencies and exhibitions.

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