This work is the culmination of an ongoing deconstruction of previous work, focusing on and developing the element of live sound in my practice. It is a work in progress and as such is more of a proof of concept for the development of my practice.
I think of it as an acoustic mirror and an exercise in using acousmatic sound, approaching a listening of the sonorous object and materiality in the sense of when a material is given its own agency in a piece, investigating how I can incorporate these concepts into my practice.
I would like you to consider the materiality of the metal that forms the acoustic mirror in the sense that this metal has come from the earth, the chains lifting it from the ground and suspending it above, in a similar sense to a church bell. You, as the listener, enter into something akin to a confessional state with the metal as the single pair of headphones force a personal interaction with the piece and through the consideration of the material, the earth, and perhaps given enough time, approach a listening of the sonorous object as the sound that appears to you from an acousmatic listening will be different in each experience.
Mild Steel, Contact Microphone, AudioMulch, DC motor