I’m taking part in a massive one-day sound art show called Sequence of Waves, organized by the Rabid Hands art collective. The show will occupy St. Cecelia’s Convent in Greenpoint Brooklyn, a 3-story former convent and school. Over 40 artists are participating. There’s a robotic gamelon orchestra, a self-playing accordion suspended from ropes, performances, and much more.
My contribution is called “Witnesses”, a group of 10 circuit-bent Buddhist chant-boxes whose pitches are controlled by light-sensors attached to a CCTV surveillance monitor. Their chanting loops start in sync, but since each is “watching” a different part of the video image, they wander off in their own Steve Reich-esque directions. The TV periodically switches between surveillance cameras, triggering the chant boxes to switch to a new track and re-synchronize.
Saturday, January 29th ONLY, 2 pm – 9 pm
St. Cecelia’s Convent 21 Monitor Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
AFTER PARTY: Union Pool, back room, 9 pm
484 Union Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn