Shortwave: Hidden Spaces

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In 2007 I created a piece with Iole Alessandrini called Hidden Spaces. From the press release:

Hidden Spaces is an interactive light and sound installation. Lasers create planes that form flat spatial fields. Through the use of video tracking and computerized sound, the planes are ‘audio-visualized’: people explore, with their own movements, the spaces hidden within the planes of light by triggering sounds heard as they intersect these planes.

While I’ll post more on the software down the road, this post is dedicated to the sound sources used in Hidden Spaces. I have spent many a winter’s night in our backyard shed, armed with a glass of scotch, trawling the Shortwave spectrum for sounds to use in pieces. A very meditative way to spend the evening. Here are some fruits from that labor. If you want an idea of what the opening sounded like, picture 100 or so people crammed into at 20″x20″ dark room lit only by laser light, and hit play on all of these. Long story short – the piece worked best when experienced alone.

Warning – these are noisy and a little loud..

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