Instrumentation, variation no. 3

Chicoutimi, Québec


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

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.

Other significant improvisations/variations: a single string spanned 2 spaces through a hole in the wall; a site specific sculptural arrangement was constructed in the main room; kitchen string was used to 'multiplex' the sound into various 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.

more details...

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.

more details...

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.

more details...

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.

more details...

Instrumentation, variation no. 1

Guimarães, Portugal
2012  · site-variable kinetic sound installation

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

more details...

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.

more details...


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.

more details...

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.

more details...

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.

more details...